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 -> NITRD Groups -> SEW IWG
Social, Economic, and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development (SEW) Interagency Working Group (IWG)
Consistent with the draft NITRD Strategic Plan, the SEW IWG coordinates the activities of the Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of Information Technology (IT) and IT Workforce Development Program Component Area (PCA), including the work of the IWG’s subsidiary Team focusing on IT and education.
The activities funded under SEW focus on
A key goal of SEW research and outreach activities is to enable individuals and society to better understand and anticipate the uses and consequences of IT, so that this knowledge can inform policymaking, IT designs, and the IT user community, and can broaden participation in IT education and careers.
NSTC Documents & Reports: Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education 5-year Strategic Plan
A Report from the Committee on STEM Education National Science and Technology Council