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NITRD NewsLetter - January 2018

January 16, 2018

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Welcome to the January 2018 issue of the NITRD Leads IT quarterly newsletter of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program.

"The NITRD Program will be essential in helping our Nation achieve a brighter future through advances in information technology (IT). Evidence of this is seen in past Federal IT R&D, which led to technologies that help us today (e.g. the Internet, Global Positioning System, and smartphone assistants). Current Federal IT R&D is creating a world of personalized learning, personalized healthcare, and computers capable of answering any technical question... The U.S. government has a decades-long record of helping to achieve a brighter future with advanced IT through two roles: leading the world's IT advancement through aggressive funding of IT R&D, and leading the use of IT for social good, as evidenced by recent NITRD area strategic plans, which seek societal interests as well as technology advancement..." - Dr. Bryan Biegel (Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information)." Read more.

NITRD Program Supplement to the President's Budget - FY 2018

October 30, 2017

View Full Text: FY2018NITRDSupplement.pdf

About this document: This document is a supplement to the President's 2018 Budget Request to Congress. It describes the activities planned for FY2018 by the Federal agencies participating in the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program, primarily from a programmatic and budgetary perspective. It reports actual investments for FY2016, enacted investments for FY2017, and requested funding levels for FY2018 by Program Component Area (PCA). For the FY2018 budget request of each PCA, this Supplement identifies the expected societal benefits, strategic priorities, key programs, and planning and coordination activities.

Announcement of New NITRD NCO Deputy Director – Ms. Kamie Roberts

October 19, 2017

Ms. Kamie Roberts

The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kamie Roberts as its new Deputy Director. Ms. Roberts joins the NITRD NCO from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), where she served as the Associate Director of Federal and Industrial Relations and Chief of Staff for the ITL. She also served an active role in the NITRD Interagency Working Groups (IWGs) and as the NIST NITRD Subcommittee Representative.

While at NIST, Ms. Roberts led the Laboratory outreach program focused on increasing the impact of ITL research. She led the standards liaison team in coordinating national and international IT standards and testing activities internal and external to NIST. Ms. Roberts coordinates student programs ranging from high school interns to summer and full-year undergraduate students. Previously, Ms. Roberts served in a variety of roles, including leading the NIST Health Information Technology Program and the NIST Big Data Program. She has served as acting Laboratory Deputy Director and acting Division Chief of several divisions. Ms. Roberts is active in the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

Ms. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Computer Science from George Washington University.

We are delighted that Ms. Roberts will be joining our team at NITRD NCO. Please join us in welcoming her and congratulating her on this appointment.

NITRD Presentation Library

October 16, 2017

The NITRD Presentation Library, released on October, 16, 2017 is a collection of presentations, reports, and webinars given by a broad range of presenters from academia, government, and private sectors at various NITRD Interagency Working Group meetings, workshops, and public events. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in those materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the U.S. government.

NITRD Presentation Library

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