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.
Robert J. Bonneau, Ph.D.
Command/Control and Data Analytics
Department of Energy
Office of Science
Deep Medhi, Ph.D.
Program Director, CISE/CNS
National Science Foundation
Broadband Resource Guide
While reliable broadband connectivity has brought economic, health, and educational benefits to many, disparities in nationwide broadband access, adoption, and usage remain. Learn about federal broadband R&D resources and interagency collaboration opportunities that address these issues by visiting the NITRD Broadband Resource Guide (Guide), developed by the NITRD Broadband Research and Development Group (BRD). The Guide contains links to current federal programs and other activities that support research and development (R&D) and/or data collection on broadband network communication.