The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's member agencies coordinate their NITRD research activities and plans by Program Component Areas (PCAs) or program focus areas. For each PCA, agency representatives meet in an Interagency Working Group (IWG) to exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.
Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity Workshop
June 4-6, 2019
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Ave. College Park, MD 20740
Organized by the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Subcommittee, in collaboration with the NSTC’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) Subcommittee.
The NSTC's NITRD Subcommittee, in collaboration with the NSTC’s MLAI Subcommittee, and through the sponsorship of the NSTC's Special Cyber Operations Research & Engineering (SCORE) will hold a workshop to assess the key research challenges and opportunities at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). The NSTC, led by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the principal means within the Executive Branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse Federal R&D enterprise. The workshop will discuss current and future research activities in this space, including potential research gaps to help the federal government plan future R&D in this area.
The workshop will identify capability gaps and prospective research directions relating to the use of AI and machine learning (ML), including:
The workshop will include subject matter experts from industry, academia, and the Federal Government. The outcome of the workshop is expected to be a public report that summarizes research challenges and opportunities at the intersection of AI and cybersecurity. The NITRD and MLAI Subcommittees may then develop joint recommendations for federal research directions and priorities.