The NITRD technical coordination efforts are focused in its Interagency Working Groups (IWGs) where member- and participating-agency representatives exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.
The Computing-Enabled Networked Physical Systems CNPS IWG coordinates federal R&D to advance and assure information technology-enabled systems that integrate the cyber/information, physical, and human elements. This R&D spans complex, high-reliability, safety/security-critical, real-time computing and engineered systems with varying degrees of autonomy and human-system interaction in applications such as transportation/automated vehicles, smart grid, manufacturing, intelligent defense systems, and smart cities.
Develop the core science and engineering for complex CNPS technologies by providing the unified foundations, models and analysis tools, system capabilities, interoperability standards, assurance approaches, and architectures that enable innovation for dependable, cyber-enabled engineered systems and their integration with their environments, including natural and social systems.
Support and enable safety/security-critical and high-dependability applications, especially in applications of assured autonomous and artificial intelligence technologies.
Support advances in smart cities and communities by investing in multidisciplinary, multisector collaborations that leverage CNPS applications and meaningful engagement of local cities and communities in research- and technology-enabled approaches, including infrastructure integration and integrative research addressing sociotechnological dimensions of smart cities and communities.
Facilitate the transition of new CNPS technologies and tools from laboratories and academia to public and private systems, and prioritize cyber-physical security by minimizing vulnerabilities, protecting privacy, and promoting health and well-being in CNPS and IoT technologies.
Promote inclusive education and workforce development by developing new curricula that integrate CNPS theory and methodology.
David Corman, Ph.D.
Program Director, CISE/CNS
National Science Foundation
William Bradley Martin
NSA Research Directorate
Secure Systems Architecture and Analysis
National Security Agency
Presentation Library - https://www.nitrd.gov/presentations/ (This resource is a collection of presentations, reports, and webinars given by a broad range of presenters from academia, government, and private sectors at various NITRD Interagency Working Group meetings, workshops, and public events.)
Federal Register Documents - https://www.nitrd.gov/apps/federal-register-documents/ (This resource is a collection of the Federal Register documents (Notices, Request for Comments, and Request for Information) issued by or on-behalf of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program.)
The Federal Smart Cities and Communities Task Force created the "Federal Smart Cities and Communities Programs Resource Guide" to facilitate collaboration and coordination between Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) Task Force member agencies, academia, industry, local cities and communities, and other government entities. The Resource Guide describes Federally-funded research and development (R&D) programs in smart cities and communities. These R&D programs seek to embed new digital technologies into city/community infrastructure, systems, and services.