NITRD Coordination and Collaboration with NSTC S&T Committees


NITRD’s interdisciplinary and nationally focused R&D agenda creates natural synergies of its IWG efforts with other efforts of the NSTC enterprise, including those of the Committees and Subcommittees listed below:


  • Committee on Environment, Subcommittee on Global Change Research
  • Committee on National and Homeland Security
    • Special Cybersecurity Operations Research and Engineering Subcommittee
    • Subcommittee on Microelectronics Leadership
    • Subcommittee on Resilience S&T
  • Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science
  • Committee on STEM Education, Federal Coordination in STEM Education Subcommittee, Computational Literacy Interagency Working Group
  • Committee on Technology
    • Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem (FACE) Subcommittee
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) Subcommittee
    • Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee
  • Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

NITRD IWG interactions with NSTC and other national bodies in FY2021 into FY2022 include the following:

  • The NITRD AI IWG, with the NSTC Select Committee on AI and the MLAI Subcommittee, coordinated public-private efforts to examine the roles of AI vis-à-vis cloud computing, and they are currently examining ways that AI can materially impact U.S. competitiveness in advanced manufacturing.
  • The NITRD CNPS, LSN, and WSRD IWGs were instrumental in 2020 in organizing and capturing efforts by the National Security Council, National Economic Council, and many Federal agencies, with public input, to devise the R&D sections of the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy to Secure 5G.
  • The NITRD HEC IWG and the NSTC FACE Subcommittee coordinated interagency efforts to write a national strategic plan for Pioneering the Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem. They are now writing a FACE implementation plan and consolidating ideas for a National Strategic Computing Reserve, a coalition of experts and providers who could quickly provide computational resources in emergencies.
  • For FY2022, the NITRD Program anticipates greater involvement with many of the NSTC S&T committees, along with greater focus on data issues and equity considerations in creation and delivery of digital services.