• 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.


S. Srinivasan Cloud SLA Workshop

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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.


Constructing High-Quality Cloud Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

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Speaker Bio

S. Srinivasan, TSU
S. Srinivasan
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
Texas Southern University

S. Srinivasan (nickname Srini) joined TSU on August 1, 2013 as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research as well as a Distinguished Professor of Business Administration. Prior to coming to TSU, I was the Chairman of the Division of International Business and Technology Studies at Texas A & M International University's A.R. Sanchez School of Business in Laredo, TX. I was there from 2010 to 2013. Before coming to Laredo, I spent 23 years at the University of Louisville (UofL) in Louisville, Kentucky. At UofL I held joint appointments in the Computer Information Systems Department in the College of Business and the Computer Science Department in the Speed School of Engineering. During my time there I started the Information Security Program as a collaborative effort of multiple colleges. I was Director of the InfoSec program until 2010 when I left for Laredo. The program was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). I successfully wrote several grant proposals in support of the InfoSec Program. My first book on Cloud Computing titled “Security, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments” was published in March 2014 by IGI Global, Hershey, PA. The second book on Cloud Computing titled “Cloud Computing Basics” was published in May 2014 by Springer, NY. My area of research is Information Security. I am now working on a new project on Big Data Analytics. I have taught the Management of Information Systems course at the MBA level in US as well as in our international programs in El Salvador and Greece. I have spent my sabbatical leaves from UofL in Siemens at their R & D facility in Munich, Germany; UPS Air Group in Louisville, KY; and GE Appliance Park in Louisville, KY. Besides these industry experiences, I have done consulting work with US Army, IBM and a major hospital company in Louisville, KY.


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