• 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.

    healthitrd
  • 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.

    hciim
  • 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).

    hcss
  • 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.

    lsn
  • 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.

    sdp
  • 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

National Cyber Leap Year Summit: Background

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The Nation’s economic progress and social well-being now depend as heavily on cyberspace assets as on interest rates, roads and power plants, yet our digital infrastructure and its foundations are still far from providing the guarantees that can justify our reliance on them. The inadequacy of today’s cyberspace mechanisms to enforce the implicit values which underpin our way of life has gained attention at the highest levels of government. To respond to the President’s call to secure our nation’s cyber infrastructure, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the agencies of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program have developed the Leap-Ahead Initiative. (NITRD agencies include AHRQ, DARPA, DOE, EPA, NARA, NASA, NIH, NIST, NOAA, NSA, NSF, OSD, and the DOD Research Labs.)


In October 2008, to begin to address this deficit, the Government kicked off a National Cyber Leap Year. That effort has proceeded on the premise that, while some progress on cybersecurity will be made by researching better solutions to today’s problems, some of those problems may well be too hard. The Leap Year has pursued a complementary approach: a search for ways to bypass the intractable problems. This approach we call changing the game, as in "if you are playing a game you can’t win, change the game!"


During the Leap Year, via a Request for Information (RFI) process, the technical community had an opportunity to submit ideas for changing the cyber game. The 238 RFI responses we received led to the five new games which this Summit will explore, games chosen both because the change shifts our focus to new problems, and because there appear to be technologies and/or business cases on the horizon which would be a force for that change. Summit participants will examine the forces of progress and inertia and recommend the most productive ways to induce the new games to materialize over the next decade.



Taming this new frontier will require the contributions of many, so the Summit, like the Leap Year itself, should be seen as a tool for the community to use to build the shared way forward. The Summit’s outcomes will serve as an input to the Administration’s cybersecurity R&D agenda and as strategies for public-private actions to secure the Nation’s digital future.