• NITRD Coordination Areas

    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.

    NITRD Coordination Areas


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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.

Steering group

  • Vince Dattoria
  • Joseph Bryan Lyles
  • Robert Bonneau
  • Matthew Goodman
  • Kevin Thompson
  • Grant Miller

Organizing Committee

  • Kristin Rauschenbach
  • William Snow
  • Ron Hutchins
  • Roy Campbell
  • Eric Boyd
  • Inder Monga

Program Review Goals

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