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.
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).
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The HCSS IWG coordinates the activities of the High Confidence Software and Systems Program Component Area (PCA).
HCSS R&D supports development of scientific foundations and innovative and enabling software and hardware technologies for the engineering, verification and validation, assurance, and certification of complex, networked, distributed computing systems and cyber-physical (IT-enabled) systems (CPS). The goal is to enable seamless, fully synergistic integration of computational intelligence, communication, control, sensing, actuation, and adaptation with physical devices and information processes to routinely realize high-confidence, optimally performing systems that are essential for effectively operating life-, safety-, security-, and mission-critical applications. These systems must be capable of interacting correctly, safely, and securely with humans and the physical world in changing environments and unforeseen conditions. In many cases, they must be certifiably dependable. The vision is to realize dependable systems that are more precise and highly efficient; respond more quickly; work in dangerous or inaccessible environments; provide large-scale, distributed coordination; augment human capabilities; and enhance societal quality of life. New science and technology are needed to build these systems with computing, communication, information, and control pervasively embedded at all levels, thus enabling entirely new generations of engineering designs that can enhance U.S, competitiveness across economic and industrial sectors.
See the HCSS IWG Charter for more information.
David Corman, Ph.D.
Program Director, CISE/CNS
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite E 10483
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: (703) 292-8754
William Bradley Martin
NSA Research Directorate
Secure Systems Architecture and Analysis
National Security Agency
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6511
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20750-6511
Tel: (301) 688-1057
Albert J. Wavering
Chief, Intelligent Systems Division (ISD)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8230
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8230
Tel: (301) 975-3461