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Notice of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program's Advanced Wireless Test Platform (AWTP) Team and the Federal Mobility Group (FMG) Virtual Joint 5G Workshop

April 12, 2021

Federal Register Notice:  86 FR 19032


Notice of virtual workshop.


The NITRD Advanced Wireless Test Platform (AWTP) Team and Federal Mobility Group (FMG) Joint 5G Workshop will consist of two half-day sessions with a focus on advancing the FMG work product - Framework to Conduct 5G Testing - by exploring its applicability to specific 5G inspired use cases. It will provide moderated exercises where participants will walk through the process identified in the framework document, with two selected Federal 5G use cases. The goal is to provide an overview of the process and the testing framework elements needed to conduct 5G testing for different use cases. It will also allow participants to learn about Federal 5G use cases and requirements from key stakeholders. The intended outcomes of this workshop are to build awareness of the critical need for evolving 5G best-in-class test practices, and to connect 5G labs or testbeds with Federal agencies and 5G component vendors.


April 27-28, 2021.



March 24, 2021

STEM PORTAL:  https://www.nitrd.gov/STEM4ALL/

Government sponsored internships and training programs are competitive, and oh so exciting! What makes these training experiences so rewarding is that students actually get to work in STEM fields of interest – in other words, be a real scientist or engineer while also helping the nation, the planet, and the universe! This STEM Portal provides programs targeted to all levels of experience so there is something for everyone interested in technology careers and advanced training. It gives in one location a searchable database of opportunities at Federal agencies for internships, scholarships, and other training programs. Each listing includes the description, link, and contact information for the program. The search filters provide flexibility to target the opportunities that fit your interest. For example, the pull-down menu for Education Level Eligibility has opportunities for community college students, undergraduates and graduates, postdoctoral fellows, early career researchers, K-12 Educators, and even K-12 students!

NITRD NewsLetter - December 2020

December 23, 2020

View Full Text:  NITRD-Newsletter-122020.pdf

The December newsletter includes many interesting areas for you to explore: * SNIPPETS: These are short descriptions with corresponding links to what NITRD's Federal agency members are doing in scientific computing technologies, including work to help fight COVID-19, which is causing the global pandemic; * TOPIC OF THE DAY: We examine supercomputers and how they are tackling unique problems. For example, supercomputers are a powerful new weapon against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease COVID-19; * AGENCY CORNER: The Department of Energy is often associated with supercomputers, our topic for this newsletter, so we highlight DOE's work here; STEM & WORKFORCE CORNER: We present the Administration's efforts to build a quantum workforce and support STEM education to support this goal; INNOVATION THROUGH NITRD: We introduce our readers to NITRD's High End Computing Interagency Working Group, which coordinates Federal agency activities on computing technologies; EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: We present a workshop NITRD held on strategic computing; NITRD STAFF: We acquaint our readers with NITRD's IT staff who have created new IT platforms and ensured NITRD's virtual work is smooth sailing. We invite you to take a look at the transformative IT innovations that have found an important place in American life.

Pioneering The Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem: A Strategic Plan

November 18, 2020

View Full Text:  Future-Advanced-Computing-Ecosystem-Strategic-Plan-Nov-2020.pdf

This strategic plan envisions a future advanced computing ecosystem that provides the foundation for continuing American leadership in science and engineering, economic competitiveness, and national security. It develops a whole-of-nation approach based on input from government, academia, nonprofits, and industry sectors, and builds on the objectives and recommendations of the "2019 National Strategic Computing Initiative Update: Pioneering the Future of Computing". This strategic plan also identifies agency roles and responsibilities and describes essential operational and coordination structures necessary to support and implement its objectives.

View Full Text:  Future-Advanced-Computing-Ecosystem-Strategic-Plan-Nov-2020.pdf

Recommendations for Leveraging Cloud Computing Resources for Federally Funded Artificial Intelligence Research and Development

November 17, 2020

View Full Text:  Recommendations-Cloud-AI-RD-Nov2020.pdf

This report is a product of interagency collaboration, led by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Select Committee on AI and Subcommittee on Machine Learning and AI (MLAI), that is one of several measures responding to the February 11, 2019, Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence. The report details four key recommendations for leveraging cloud computing resources for federally funded artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D). Cloud platforms provide robust, agile, reliable, and scalable computing capabilities, which can help accelerate advances in AI. Cloud computing can also democratize access to the powerful computing capabilities needed for many types of AI R&D. This report is another step in the overall Federal Government strategy to position the United States as the world leader in artificial intelligence.

View Full Text:  Recommendations-Cloud-AI-RD-Nov2020.pdf