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.
NITRD -> NITRD Groups -> VIA IWG
Video and imagery of the world that we see around us is an exploding challenge and opportunity in terms of the proliferation of devices used to create it, the vast amounts of video being created across a tremendous number of application domains, and the potential future applications. Unfortunately, technology to help us understand, organize, manage, act on, and interact with video and visible world imagery lags behind the quantities of data being generated. Video is now arguably the largest source of Big Data on the Internet and the greatest single Big Data challenge.
Given its enormous size and complexity, video is also one of the most significant analysis challenges for the Government for a variety of critically important Federal domains including public safety, physical security, urban infrastructure management, transportation, law enforcement, forensics, education, safety, first responder support, communication, medicine and health care, independent living, commerce, manufacturing, law enforcement, homeland security, defense, energy, records archiving, wildlife and natural resources management, space and oceanographic exploration, and other emerging areas or national importance.
Agencies across the Federal Government have begun a variety of R&D efforts for the creation of new analytic technologies to help make their video data more accessible, to make their video management systems more efficient, effective, and useable, and to explore new uses of video to advance science, enhance our health and quality of life, and keep the public safe, secure, and well-informed. The NITRD Video and Image Analytics Interagency Working Group (VIA IWG) was created to ensure and maximize successful coordination and collaboration across the Federal government in this important and growing area.
See the VIA IWG Charter for more information.
Senior Advisor for Information Access Programs
Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Tel: (301) 975-3193
Richard W. Vorder Bruegge
Building 27958A, Pod E
Quantico, VA 22135
Tel: (703) 985-1192
Biometrics Program Manager, Human Factors and Behavior Sciences Division
Directorate for Science and Technology
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
Provide a vehicle for visible world video and image analysis technology R&D strategy development, collaboration, and resource-sharing across the Federal Government and engagement mechanism with state, local, and tribal governments in applications spanning a variety of domains of national importance.