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.
The Social Computing IWG coordinates the R&D activities funded under the CHuman Program Component Area (PCA) , which focuses on computing- and information-enabled systems that enhance an individuals’ ability to interact both with information systems and with others.
NITRD -> NITRD Groups -> SC IWG
The Social Computing IWG coordinates the R&D activities funded under the CHuman Program Component Area (PCA) (see PCA definitions), which focuses on computing- and information-enabled systems that enhance an individuals’ ability to interact both with information systems and with others. This includes but is not limited to systems that model and improve perceptual, cognitive and physical capabilities of users, large-scale distributed engineering, team science, human-machine teams, novel interaction techniques, and visualization.
Social Computing offers great advantages and opportunities to US Government (USG) agencies – as well as special challenges and threats to their missions. This IWG intends to address the opportunities, problems, threats, and challenges afforded by social computing and publicly available information and resources. It will provide the opportunity to learn directly from top researchers, industry professionals, and government experts through talks, discussions, and workshops to identify the needed core competencies and develop improved operational effectiveness of the new information environment created by social computing. The IWG will provide thorough understanding of social computing challenges of both a social and technical nature, such as improved computer-social interactions that enable people to use computers to more effectively participate in social interactions, decision-making, and knowledge management through the development of intelligent bi-directional human computer interfaces, computer facilitated human networks, and communications such as crowdsourcing and team-science to increase the creation, acquisition and transfer of a group’s knowledge base among it’s participants. This IWG will assist members in identifying the needed core competencies for planning, assessing, and executing USG missions and pursuing new approaches, methods, research and innovations that will provide the foundations for developing a new strategy for implementing social computing for defense, diplomacy, development and human security both at home and abroad.
See the Social Computing IWG Charter for more information.
Dan Cosley, Ph.D.