• 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Marc Irlandez Bio

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    FASTER’s goal is to enhance collaboration and accelerate agencies’ adoption of advanced IT capabilities developed by Government-sponsored IT research. FASTER hosts Expedition and Emerging Technology workshops as well as monthly meetings with invited guest speakers to achieve this goal.


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Marc Irlandez

Marc Irlandez is the Director of Technology and Life Labs at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a non-profit organization that works to educate, advocate and provide services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities, where he focuses on the intersection of technology, innovation and grassroots engagement.

Through Life Labs, a technology and grassroots-focused initiative of UCP, Irlandez and his team work to identify, develop, and support ideas that will make a difference for people living with disabilities. By developing dynamic collaborations with individuals, businesses, and communities, Life Labs can help to bring innovative ideas to life.

Irlandez describes himself as a technologist, futurist, civic hacker, and grassroots activist. Prior to his current role at UCP, Irlandez worked for the local government of the District of Columbia, heading up OCTO Labs at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, where he focused on special technology and innovation projects, including the Open311 API. Irlandez has also consulted for several Fortune 500 companies including JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, AOL/Time Warner and Kelloggs, and authored software for the Department of Defense and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Naval Research Laboratories. Irlandez is also a contributor to several open-source projects.

Irlandez graduated from George Washington University in Computer Science, and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Erin, his son Julian, his daughter Romana and his dog Stella.