• NITRD Coordination Areas

    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.

    NITRD Coordination Areas

Broadband

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  • Broadband Research and Development (BRD) Group

    Broadband provides high-speed access to the Internet, which has become an essential service for full inclusion in society. The Broadband Research and Development (BRD) Group was therefore formed to help the Nation tackle the research challenges and opportunities in improving broadband access and adoption.

    Broadband Research and Development (BRD) Group

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Broadband Research and Development (BRD) Group




Overview

Broadband provides high-speed access to the Internet, which has become an essential service for full inclusion in society. The Broadband Research and Development (BRD) Group was therefore formed to help the Nation tackle the research challenges and opportunities in improving broadband access and adoption. The BRD Group will coordinate Federal agency broadband research and development, as initially described in the 2017 "The National Broadband Research Agenda: Key Priorities For Broadband Research And Data", (NBRA). The NBRA identified (a) promising research areas; (b) requirements for data collection and sharing; (c) opportunities for better alignment and coordination across Federal and external stakeholders; and (d) potential Federal actions (e.g., funding strategies, policy development, and programs) to enhance data collection and research.

The BRD Group was created in April 2017 by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Subcommittee. The BRD Group reports to the Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG).

Co-Chairs

Kenneth L. Calvert, Ph.D.

Kenneth L. Calvert, Ph.D.
Division Director, Division of Computer and Network Systems, CISE/OAD
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite E 10485
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: (703) 292-7366



Publications and References