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Request for Information on Potential Concepts and Approaches for a National Strategic Computing Reserve (NSCR)

Tue, 2020-12-22 11:02

OSTP and the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Subcommittees on the Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem (FACE) and Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) request input from interested parties on the goals, value, and necessary approaches for establishing a National Strategic Computing Reserve (NSCR). The NSCR may be envisioned as a coalition of experts and resource providers that could be mobilized quickly to provide critical computational resources (including compute, software, data, and technical expertise) in times of urgent need. This Request for Information will help inform potential attributes of a NSCR.

Federal Register Notice:  85 FR 83627

PIONEERING THE FUTURE ADVANCED COMPUTING ECOSYSTEM: A STRATEGIC PLAN

Wed, 2020-11-18 11:39

This strategic plan envisions a future advanced computing ecosystem that provides the foundation for continuing American leadership in science and engineering, economic competitiveness, and national security. It develops a whole-of-nation approach based on input from government, academia, nonprofits, and industry sectors, and builds on the objectives and recommendations of the "2019 National Strategic Computing Initiative Update: Pioneering the Future of Computing". This strategic plan also identifies agency roles and responsibilities and describes essential operational and coordination structures necessary to support and implement its objectives.

View Full Text:  Future-Advanced-Computing-Ecosystem-Strategic-Plan-Nov-2020.pdf

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEVERAGING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Tue, 2020-11-17 11:38

This report is a product of interagency collaboration, led by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Select Committee on AI and Subcommittee on Machine Learning and AI (MLAI), that is one of several measures responding to the February 11, 2019, Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence. The report details four key recommendations for leveraging cloud computing resources for federally funded artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D). Cloud platforms provide robust, agile, reliable, and scalable computing capabilities, which can help accelerate advances in AI. Cloud computing can also democratize access to the powerful computing capabilities needed for many types of AI R&D. This report is another step in the overall Federal Government strategy to position the United States as the world leader in artificial intelligence.

View Full Text:  Recommendations-Cloud-AI-RD-Nov2020.pdf

NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY CAREER AWARENESS WEEK: RESOURCES FOR A CYBERSECURITY CAREER

Tue, 2020-11-10 11:41

Cybersecurity is one of the fasting growing careers in the U.S. Are you a student or know someone who is interested in a cybersecurity career? Confused on where to start? Wondering what are the options in cybersecurity? Take a look at the extensive amount of information on  the RESOURCES FOR A CYBERSECURITY CAREER webpage as you explore a career in cybersecurity. Check out the programs for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students, and post-graduates! You will find resources for students, educators, and others spanning information about internships, scholarships, schools with cyber programs, cyber camps, and so much more!