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Security from a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs

Tue, 2019-10-01 10:52

The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG), which is co-chaired by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), held a workshop, Security from a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs, on September 13, 2018, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the workshop was to share insights and build relationships across Federal agencies and between the public, private, and academic sectors on the topic of wireless mobile device security. The 35 workshop participants represented a balanced cross-section of stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, this area of research. View Full Text: https://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/WSRD-Spectrum-Security-WorkshopSummary-2019.pdf

NITRD Supplement to the President's FY2020 Budget

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:35

This document is a supplement to the President's FY2020 Budget Request to Congress. It describes research and development coordination activities planned for FY2020 by the Federal agencies participating in the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. It reports actual investments for FY2018, estimated investments for FY2019, and requested funding levels for FY2020 by agency and Program Component Area (PCA). For the FY2020 budget request, this Supplement identifies strategic priorities, key programs, and key coordination activities for each NITRD PCA. An appendix to the Supplement, FY2020 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan Implementation Roadmap, lists existing and proposed Federal R&D projects and programs that address the Nation's critical cybersecurity challenges.

Publication URL: https://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/FY2020-NITRD-Supplement.pdf

FY2020 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan Implementation Roadmap

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:34

This document provides FY2020 implementation details for the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan, developed by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group (IWG). This Strategic Plan Implementation Roadmap is provided per statutory requirement for public provision of this information pursuant to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, Public Law 113-274, Section 201(a)(2)(D), Implementation Roadmap, and under direction from the NITRD Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Science and Technology Enterprise. This document accompanies the NITRD Supplement to the President's FY2020 Budget.

Publication URL: https://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/FY2020-Cybersecurity-RD-Roadmap.pdf

The Convergence of High Performance Computing, Big Data, and Machine Learning: Summary of the Big Data and High End Computing Interagency Working Groups Joint Workshop

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:33

The high performance computing (HPC) and big data (BD) communities traditionally have pursued independent trajectories in the world of computational science. HPC has been synonymous with modeling and simulation, and BD with ingesting and analyzing data from diverse sources, including from simulations. However, both communities are evolving in response to changing user needs and technological landscapes. Researchers are increasingly using machine learning (ML) not only for data analytics but also for modeling and simulation; science-based simulations are increasingly relying on embedded ML models not only to interpret results from massive data outputs but also to steer computations. Science-based models are being combined with data-driven models to represent complex systems and phenomena. There also is an increasing need for real-time data analytics, which requires large-scale computations to be performed closer to the data and data infrastructures, to adapt to HPC-like modes of operation. These new use cases create a vital need for HPC and BD systems to deal with simulations and data analytics in a more unified fashion. To explore this need, the NITRD Big Data and High-End Computing R&D Interagency Working Groups held a workshop, The Convergence of High-Performance Computing, Big Data, and Machine Learning, on October 29-30, 2018, in Bethesda, Maryland. The purposes of the workshop were to bring together representatives from the public, private, and academic sectors to share their knowledge and insights on integrating HPC, BD, and ML systems and approaches and to identify key research challenges and opportunities. The 58 workshop participants represented a balanced cross-section of stakeholders involved in or impacted by this area of research. Additional workshop information, including a webcast, is available at https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=HPC-BD-Convergence.

Publication URL: https://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/Convergence-HPC-BD-ML-JointWSreport-2019.pdf

Future Computing Community of Interest Meeting of August 5-6, 2019

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:32

The Future Computing (FC) Community of Interest (CoI) meeting on August 5–6, 2019, explored the evolving computing landscape to inform agencies about potential opportunities as well as gaps in the Nation's future computing objectives. The meeting focused on where computing will be in the next decade and beyond while also looking at emerging and future applications. It considered the need for new software concepts and approaches to effectively capitalize on new hardware architectures and paradigms. The long period of sustained growth in computing power over the last five decades, characterized by Moore's Law and Dennard Scaling, is expected to end over the next decade. The continued improvement in computing performance will now require moving to new modalities and new means of cooperation and partnership for the benefit of the Nation. The FC-CoI meeting was held at the offices of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program in Washington, D.C. The meeting brought together key members of industry, academia, and the Federal Government over a two-day period to discuss the future of computing. The meeting had been advertised in the Federal Register to encourage broad participation from the advanced computing community. More detail about the meeting is available at https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=FC-COI-2019.

Publication URL: https://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/FutureComputing-COI-MeetingReadout-2019.pdf

Notice of Workshop on Artificial Intelligence & Wireless Spectrum: Opportunities and Challenges

Mon, 2019-07-29 09:52

Federal Register Notice: 84 FR 36625. ACTION: Notice of workshop. SUMMARY: This workshop will focus on the opportunities and challenges posed by the application of existing and new Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in the wireless spectrum context. DATES: August 28-29, 2019. Read more @ https://www.nitrd.gov/news/notice-of-workshop-on-artificial-intelligence-and-wireless-spectrum-opportunities-and-challenges.aspx

2019 MAGIC Data Life Cycle Series

Tue, 2019-07-23 09:56

The Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination Team (MAGIC) is conducting a series of public meetings to examine different aspects and interconnections of the scientific data life cycle (e.g., gathering, triaging, analyzing, archiving and reusing data). This multi-session series is examining issues such as provenance, verification/quality assurance, tools and services involved in managing complex scientific infrastructure and tools. The issues involved in the data life cycle cuts across scientific domains and need to be addressed to enable cutting edge R&D efforts. Read more: https://nitrd.gov/news/2019-MAGIC-Data-Life-Cycle-Series.aspx

Request for Information on VIA Task Force Report: R&D Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics

Thu, 2019-07-18 10:21

On behalf the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Science & Technology Enterprise, NITRD NCO requests input from all interested parties on the VIA Task Force Report: R&D Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics including from those working on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or VIA research and development (R&D). Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) can be general suggestions of revisions or improvements to the VIA Task Force Report, comments on the six strategic goals and objectives, and suggestions to the implementation of the strategic goals and objectives. The public input provided in response to this RFI will inform NITRD NCO, and the VIA Task Force on developing the VIA Task Force Report: R&D Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics.

Federal Register Notice: 84 FR 34409

 

Notice of Community of Interest Meeting on Future Computing

Tue, 2019-07-09 10:25

The community of interest (CoI) meeting will focus on the R&D challenges and opportunities in future computing landscape for the coming decade and beyond to ensure that the public, academic, and private sectors are prepared for the new computing modalities...

Federal Register Notice: 84 FR 28338