• 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

Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD Subcommittee)

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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. Such activities enable agencies to coordinate and focus their R&D resources on important, shared problems with the common goals of making new discoveries and/or developing new technological solutions. For example, IT testbeds provide structured environments, akin to laboratory workbenches, where researchers test hypotheses, perform measurements, and collaborate under conditions similar to real-world environments. For agencies, the economic and engineering benefits of sharing IT testbed environments can be substantial, including avoiding the expense of duplicate facilities. Additional benefits accrue from cultivating a vibrant scientific and intellectual enterprise in which researchers across various agencies, disciplines, and sectors share ideas and results, speeding the overall pace of innovation.


Interagency Working Groups (IWG)

  • VIA - Video and Image Analytics Task Force
  • HCI&IM - Human Computer Interaction and Information Management Task Force
  • SCC - Smart Cities and Communities Task Force
  • BRD - Broadband Research & Development
  • JET - Joint Engineering Team
  • MAGIC - Middleware And Grid Interagency Coordination Team


NITRD Public Meetings

The NITRD Program holds meetings that are open for the public to attend. JET and MAGIC Teams provide an opportunity for the public to engage and participate in information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants.


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