• Big Data
    Interagency Working Group
    (BD IWG)

    The Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) works to facilitate and further the goals of the White House Big Data R&D Initiative.

    BigData
  • Cyber Physical Systems Interagency Working Group (CPS IWG)

    The CPS IWG is to coordinate programs, budgets, and policy recommendations for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) research and development (R&D).

    CPS
  • Cyber Security and Information Assurance Interagency Working Group (CSIA IWG)

    Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group coordinates the activities of the CSIA Program Component Area.

    CSIA
  • Health IT R&D
    Interagency Working Group

    The Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group coordinates programs, budgets and policy recommendations for Health IT R&D.

    healthitrd
  • Human Computer Interaction & Information Management Interagency Working Group (HCI&IM IWG)

    HCI&IM focuses on information interaction, integration, and management research to develop and measure the performance of new technologies.

    hciim
  • High Confidence Software & Systems Interagency Working Group (HCSS IWG)

    HCSS R&D supports development of scientific foundations and enabling software and hardware technologies for the engineering, verification and validation, assurance, and certification of complex, networked, distributed computing systems and cyber-physical systems (CPS).

    hcss
  • High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HEC IWG)

    The HEC IWG coordinates the activities of the High End Computing (HEC) Infrastructure and Applications (I&A) and HEC Research and Development (R&D) Program Component Areas (PCAs).

    hec
  • Large Scale Networking Interagency Working Group
    (LSN IWG)

    LSN members coordinate Federal agency networking R&D in leading-edge networking technologies, services, and enhanced performance.

    lsn
  • Software Productivity, Sustainability, and Quality Interagency Working Group (SPSQ IWG)

    The purpose of the SPSQ IWG is to coordinate the R&D efforts across agencies that transform the frontiers of software science and engineering and to identify R&D areas in need of development that span the science and the technology of software creation and sustainment.

    sdp
  • Video and Image Analytics
    Interagency Working Group (VIA IWG)

    Formed to ensure and maximize successful coordination and collaboration across the Federal government in the important and growing area of video and image analytics

    VIA CG
  • Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Interagency Working Group (WSRD IWG)

    The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) has been formed to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.

    WSRD

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To fully realize the many benefits of High End Computing, the HEC community must address a lack of necessary skills in the workforce. Distinct challenges for the development of a workforce that is prepared for the evolving HEC field include that: 1) such a workforce needs to have multidisciplinary knowledge spanning areas of computer sciences and other areas of science and engineering; and 2) developing such workforce requires change of the workforce development paradigm to one that bridges academic education, which typically provides little access to HEC platforms, with real-world exploitation of HEC systems.

The NITRD High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HEC-IWG) believes it is critical for the development of meaningful workforce development and education programs that our community identify the specific computational skills needed all along the spectrum from HEC Consumers to HEC Providers to ensure successful exploitation of HEC capabilities. Identifying a representative set of career paths within HEC (computer architect, systems administrator, systems software developer, application developer, computational scientist, etc.), as well as the skills and experiences required to successfully pursue those career paths, will facilitate the development of effective workforce development and education programs and encourage recruitment and in-career transitions.

The HEC-IWG developed the following position paper, which includes a focus on internships, scholarships, graduate and post-doctoral fellowships, and directly-funded research experience for those in traditional undergraduate and graduate university programs, as well as curriculum development, to develop a robust university environment that produces the workforce ready to apply HEC to problems of US interest. The HEC-IWG approach also includes explicit support for in-career professionals, who may be best served by new, more flexible learning approaches.

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