The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's member agencies coordinate their NITRD research activities and plans by Program Component Areas (PCAs) or program focus areas. For each PCA, agency representatives meet in an Interagency Working Group (IWG) to exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) Program Review
National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
December 17-18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program hosted the Software Defined Networking (SDN) Program Review at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.
The goals of this review are to bring together key individuals from academia, federal agencies, and the commercial sector to:
1. Identify the requirements, timing, and responsibilities needed, over the short term, to develop, deploy and operate a prototype multi-domain SDN network with:
2. Identify needed research and development, over the longer term, to increase the capability of SDN networks to support user applications, and to better integrate SDN technologies with the public Internet and emerging cloud technologies
3. Provide a review report documenting recommendations for needed R&D, resources and collaboration to deploy and operate the prototype nationwide SDN network and to identify future SDN research needs