National Women's History Month: Women of the NITRD National Coordination Office

March 25, 2020

As National Women's History Month enters its final week, the National Coordination Office (NCO) acknowledges the women of the Perspecta Team whose talent, expertise, and dedication make the success of the Networking and Information R&D (NITRD) program possible. Whether it is facilitating meetings, preparing reports, writing documents, or coordinating with our Federal Agency members or the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, this group of women exemplify the core values that make the NCO a catalyst for the NITRD community... READ MORE

The Interoperability of Medical Devices, Data, and Platforms to Enhance Patient Care

March 23, 2020

View Full Text:  Medical-Interoperability-2020.pdf

In February 2019 the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program’s Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group (HITRD IWG) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to collect input from industry, academia, and nongovernmental organizations on new approaches to solve the interoperability issues between medical devices, data, and platforms. On July 17, 2019, the group followed up with an in-person Listening Session that included 76 representatives from the device, standards, academic, and medical communities, and government.

View Full Text:  Medical-Interoperability-2020.pdf

Federal Health Information Technology Research and Development Strategic Framework

March 19, 2020

View Full Text:  Federal-Health-IT-Strategic-Framework-2020.pdf

This strategic R&D Framework was developed to improve medical, functional, and public health outcomes through R&D in the use of data and IT for advanced health IT applications and improved detection of existing health concerns and discovery of emerging issues. It is expected that this Framework will help the United States capitalize on the full potential of health IT to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare and lengthen and improve the quality of American lives. This Framework will also help Federal agencies work across silos and prioritize areas for transformation by investing in tools and technologies that open new areas of discovery and better coordination of R&D activities. It does not define specific research agendas for individual Federal agencies; instead, agencies will continue to pursue priorities consistent with their missions, capabilities, authorities, and budgets, while maximizing planning, collaboration, and coordination with one another through the HITRD IWG to avoid duplicative efforts.

View Full Text:  Federal-Health-IT-Strategic-Framework-2020.pdf

Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity: Opportunities and Challenges

March 2, 2020

View Full Text:  AI-CS-Tech-Summary-2020.pdf

On June 4-6, 2019, the NSTC NITRD Program, in collaboration with the NSTC's MLAI Subcommittee, held a workshop to assess the research challenges and opportunities at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The workshop brought together senior members of the government, academic, and industrial communities to discuss the current state of the art and future research needs, and to identify key research gaps. This report is a summary of those discussions, framed around research questions and possible topics for future research directions. More information is available at the workshop webpage.

Notice of Open to the Public Meetings of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program

February 20, 2020

Federal Register Notice:  85 FR 9811


The NITRD Program holds meetings that are open to the public to attend. The Joint Engineering Team (JET) and Middleware And Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team provide an opportunity for the public to engage and participate in information sharing with Federal agencies. The JET and MAGIC Team report to the NITRD Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG)... READ MORE

NITRD Supports Computer Science Education Week

December 13, 2019

The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program and participating agencies prioritize computer science (CS) education and workforce development (EdW) for all ages and abilities. They champion a diverse, inclusive, well-trained workforce capable of creating, using, and sustaining the information technology (IT) ecosystem of the future.

The NITRD program coordinates Federal CS and IT R&D program areas that range from cybersecurity (CSIA) and artificial intelligence (AI) to large-scale networking (LSN) and data (LSDMA). Almost all NITRD Program Component Areas have an EdW component; NITRD member agencies reported a total of $174.5 million in EdW R&D investments in FY2019... READ MORE