FY2019 NITRD Program Component Areas (PCAs)

For general information about NITRD PCAs, see the NITRD PCA main page. The FY2019 PCAs described on this page are used in the FY2019 NITRD Supplement to the President’s Budget.

FY2019 Changes to the NITRD PCAs

  • All FY2018 PCA definitions were streamlined to a common format for FY2019
  • The FY2018 CSIA PCA was updated to explicitly include privacy R&D and renamed to CSP for FY2019
  • The FY2018 RIS PCA was renamed to IRAS for FY2019
  • The FY2018 SDP PCA was renamed to SPSQ for FY2019

FY2019 Supplement IWG-to-PCA Mapping

For each annual NITRD Supplement, Agencies “map” their NITRD Program activities coordinated by Interagency Working Groups (IWGs) into Supplement sections and budgets organized by PCAs. Predominant FY2019 mapping by agencies: Graphic | Text.


FY2019 NITRD PCA Definitions

CHuman – Computing-Enabled Human Interaction, Communication, and Augmentation

CHuman involves R&D of information technologies that enhance a person’s ability to interact with IT systems, other people, and the physical world, including R&D in social computing, human-human and human-machine interaction and collaboration, rational decision-making, command and control, and human and social impacts of IT.
↑ PCA List

CNPS – Computing-Enabled Networked Physical Systems

CNPS involves R&D for information technology-enabled systems that integrate the cyber/information, physical, and human worlds, including R&D of cyber-physical systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), and related complex, high-reliability, networked, distributed computing systems.
↑ PCA List

CSP – Cyber Security and Privacy (Name changed from CSIA—Cyber Security and Information Assurance)

CSP involves R&D to protect information and information systems from cyber threats and to prevent adverse privacy effects arising from information processing, including R&D to deter, detect, prevent, resist, respond to, recover from, and adapt to threats to the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of information and information systems, as well as R&D of privacy-protecting information systems and standards.
↑ PCA List

EdW – Education and Workforce

EdW involves R&D using information technology to improve education and training, including IT to enhance learning, teaching, assessment, and standards, as well as preparation of next-generation cyber-capable citizens and professionals.
↑ PCA List

EHCS – Enabling-R&D for High-Capability Computing Systems

EHCS involves R&D to advance high-capability computing and develop fundamentally new approaches in high-capability computing, including R&D in hardware and hardware subsystems, software, architectures, system performance, computational algorithms, data analytics, development tools, and software methods for extreme data- and compute-intensive workloads.
↑ PCA List

HCIA – High-Capability Computing Infrastructure and Applications

HCIA involves operation and utilization of systems and infrastructure for high-capability computing, including computation- and data-intensive systems and applications, directly associated software, communications, storage, and data management infrastructure, and other resources supporting high-capability computing.
↑ PCA List

IRAS – Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Name changed from RIS—Robotics and Intelligent Systems)

IRAS involves R&D of intelligent robotic systems, including R&D in robotics hardware and software design and application, machine perception, cognition and adaptation, mobility and manipulation, human-robot interaction, distributed and networked robotics, and increasingly autonomous systems.
↑ PCA List

LSDMA – Large-Scale Data Management and Analysis

LSDMA involves R&D to extract knowledge and insight from data, including R&D in the capture, curation, management, access, analysis, and presentation of large, diverse, often multisource, data.
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LSN – Large-Scale Networking

LSN involves R&D of networking technologies and services, including R&D in networking architectures, wireless networks, software-defined networks, heterogeneous multimedia networks, testbeds, grid and cloud research and infrastructure, network service and cloud computing middleware, identity management, and end-to-end performance enhancement and performance measurement.
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SPSQ – Software Productivity, Sustainability, and Quality (Name changed from SDP—Software Design and Productivity)

SPSQ involves R&D to advance timely and affordable development and sustainment of quality software, including R&D to significantly improve software production processes, productivity, quality, economics, sustainability, measurement, assurance, and adaptability.
↑ PCA List