• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

    Large Scale Networking Interagency Working Group (LSN IWG)

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





Overview

The LSN IWG coordinates the activities of the Large Scale Networking Program Component Area (PCA).


LSN members coordinate Federal agency networking R&D in leading-edge networking technologies, services, and enhanced performance, including programs in network security, new network architectures, dynamic multi-domain optical networking, heterogeneous networking (optical, mobile wireless, sensornet, IP,…), high data transport, federation across networking domains, testbeds, end-to-end performance measurement (e.g., development and use of perfSONAR), and advanced network components; grid, cloud, and collaboration networking tools and services; engineering, management, and use of large-scale networks for scientific and applications R&D, and research to address network complexity. The results of this coordinated R&D, once deployed, can help assure that the next generation of the Internet will be scalable, trustworthy, and flexible.

See the LSN IWG Charter for more information.


Co-Chairs

Robert J. Bonneau, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Command/Control and Data Analytics
DoD/OASD (R&E)
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 16F09-02
Alexandria, Va 22350
Tel: (571) 372-6724
Rich Carlson
Department of Energy
Office of Science
OASCR
Germantown Building
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20585-1290
Tel: (301) 903-9466
John Brassil (Jack Brassil)
National Science Foundation
CISE/CNS
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Room 1175.31N
Arlington, VA , 22230
Tel: (703) 292 8950


Teams and Task Forces

Publications

Available Format:pdf
Published:Dec 16, 2013
Pages: 55

Operationalization of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) Program Review


Executive Summary

"U.S. federal investments in networking research and technologies deployment have fostered and accelerated the development of the Internet from its inception. It is now an essential infrastructure for the United States and the world. However, it is clear that we must make this infrastructure more flexible, resilient, secure, reliable, and ubiquitous to keep pace with society’s needs and our aspirations for the 21st century.

Recently, U.S. agencies have been investing in networking innovation that will lead to the next generation of communication and cloud technologies to provide improved capacity, tools, service, and equipment needed for applications to be supported by the future Internet. New application requirements like those of large workloads moving between data centers, massive number of devices participating in machine to machine communication, and high-bandwidth applications on mobile devices are forcing change in network architecture to be more responsive rather than statically provisioned. One of these future network technologies, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has the potential and momentum to create new engines of innovation and transform the entire Internet ecosystem. In December 2013, an invited review on operationalizing SDN was conducted at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with representatives from the academic, federal, and commercial communities. Workshop sponsorship was provided by the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) of the NSF and the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Program of the Department of Energy Office of Science, with support from the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NCO for NITRD)....." read more

US Science Networks and Resources


Federal Agency Supported Networking Research Testbeds


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