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 -> NITRD Groups -> LSN IWG
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.
Robert J. Bonneau, Ph.D.
Command/Control and Data Analytics
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 16F09-02
Alexandria, Va 22350
Tel: (571) 372-6724
Department of Energy
Office of Science
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20585-1290
Tel: (301) 903-9466
John Brassil (Jack Brassil)
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: (703) 292 8950