The Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) works to facilitate and further the goals of the White House Big Data R&D Initiative.
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 (CSIA) Interagency Working Group coordinates the activities of the CSIA Program Component Area.
The Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group 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.
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.
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) Interagency Working Group (IWG) has been formed to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.
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Open Knowledge Network
3rd Workshop on an Open Knowledge Network: Enabling the Community to Build the Network
Starting in July 2016, the Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) leadership has been involved in two meetings to discuss the viability, and possible first steps to creating a joint public/private open data network infrastructure, the Open Knowledge Network (OKN). The vision of OKN is to create an open knowledge graph of all known entities and their relationships, ranging from the macro (have there been unusual clusters of earthquakes in the US in the past six months?) to the micro (what is the best combination of chemotherapeutic drugs for a 56 y/o female with stage 3 glioblastoma and an FLT3 mutation but no symptoms of AML?). OKN is meant to be an inclusive, open, community activity resulting in a knowledge infrastructure that could facilitate and empower a host of applications and open new research avenues including how to create trustworthy knowledge networks/graphs.
A third workshop is planned for October 4-5 at NIH. This workshop will examine what OKN related projects the Federal Agencies are already involved in, how those projects can collaborate with private sector efforts, and what the next steps need to be. The workshop will focus on particular domains, and discuss how to enable an open contributing community. The meeting is by invitation only, but the plenary sessions will be available via webcast.
For more information, please refer to the OKN White Paper, and the OKN Next Steps documents ( http://ichs.ucsf.edu/okn-documents/ ) that were produced as a result of the first two meetings.