• 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.


National Cyber Leap Year Summit: Program Chairs

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National Cyber Leap Year Summit

August 17-19, 2009, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

Program Co-Chairs


Professor Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. William Horne, Research Manager, Systems Security Lab, HP Labs

Dr. Charles Palmer, Senior Technical Advisor, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), Dartmouth and CTO for Security & Privacy, IBM Research


Mr. Eric Fleischman, Boeing Technical Fellow, Boeing

Mr. Hugo Teufel III, Director, Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Professor Gene Tsudik, University of California, Irvine

NATURE-INSPIRED CYBER HEALTH (formerly as Health-Inspired Network Defense)

Professor Dipankar Dasgupta, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis, Director, Center for Information Assurance, Director, Intelligent Security Systems Research Laboratory

Dr. Steve Hofmeyr, Research Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Professor Leor Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego


Professor Anup K. Ghosh, Chief Scientist & Research Professor, Center for Secure Information Systems, George Mason University

Mr. Ivan Krstić, Core OS Security Samurai, Apple

Dr. Dimitrios Pendarakis, Research Staff Member & Manager, Secure Systems Group, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Professor William H. Sanders, Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, Director Coordinated Science Laboratory and Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois


Professor Fred Chong, Director, Computer Engineering Program, Director, Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing, Professor, Department of Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara

Professor Ruby B. Lee, Forrest G. Hamrick Professor in Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Princeton Architecture Lab for Multimedia and Security, Princeton University

Dr. Claire Vishik, Security, Trust & Privacy Policy & Technology Manager, Intel

The Summit was managed by QinetiQ North America at the request of the NITRD Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Networks and Information Integration, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.