The Big Data Senior Steering Group (BD SSG) works to facilitate and further the goals of the White House Big Data R&D Initiative.
The CPS SSG is to coordinate programs, budgets, and policy recommendations for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) research and development (R&D). This includes identifying and integrating requirements, conducting joint program planning, and developing joint strategies for the CPS R&D programs conducted by agency members of the NITRD Subcommittee.
Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group coordinates the activities of the CSIA Program Component Area.
The Health Information Technology Research and Development Community of Practice coordinates programs, budgets and policy recommendations for Health IT R&D.
HCI&IM focuses on information interaction, integration, and management research to develop and measure the performance of new technologies.
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).
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).
LSN members coordinate Federal agency networking R&D in leading-edge networking technologies, services, and enhanced performance.
SDP R&D will lead to fundamental advances in concepts, methods, techniques, and tools for software design, development, and maintenance that can address the needs of Federal agencies and society.
the SEW CG coordinates the activities of the Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of Information Technology (IT) and IT Workforce Program Component Area (PCA).
Formed to ensure and maximize successful coordination and collaboration across the Federal government in the important and growing area of video and image analytics
The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Senior Steering Group (SSG) has been formed to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.
National Cyber Leap Year
In FY 2009, in response to the President’s call to secure our nation’s cyber infrastructure, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the NITRD Program Senior Steering Group (SSG) for Cybersecurity R&D developed the Leap-Ahead Initiative with the goal of developing a national cybersecurity leap-ahead R&D agenda. We began by asking the technical community to propose plausible changes to the current cybersecurity landscape. Some 238 responses were submitted via three Requests for Inputs. Our synthesis of all the ideas presented led us to identify five categories that demonstrate game-changing potential:
For those interested, all non-proprietary inputs submitted to the National Cyber Leap Year via the RFI process can be accessed by downloading this portfolio file: NCLY_Submissions_Public.pdf.
National Cyber Leap Year Background: NCLY Background Presentation
National Cyber Leap Year Summit
The five categories were explored at the NCLY Summit held in August 17-19, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia. Invited Summit participants examined the forces of progress and inertia and recommended the most productive ways to induce the new games to materialize over the next decade. The Summit’s outcomes are provided as input to the Administration’s cybersecurity R&D agenda and as strategies for public-private actions to secure the Nation’s digital future.