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Welcome to the NITRD Program

The NITRD Program provides a framework in which many Federal agencies come together to coordinate their networking and information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) efforts.

The Program operates under the aegis of the NITRD Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology. The Subcommittee, made up of representatives from each of NITRD's member agencies, provides overall coordination for NITRD activities.

Federal IT R&D, which launched and fueled the digital revolution, continues to drive innovation in scientific research, national security, communication, and commerce to sustain U.S. technological leadership. The NITRD agencies' collaborative efforts increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of these Federal R&D investments, leveraging strengths, avoiding duplication, and increasing interoperability of R&D products. More...

The NITRD Program has its focus on the following research areas:




About the NCO

The National Coordination Office (NCO) supports the national Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program by providing technical expertise, planning and coordination and by serving as the Program's central point of contact.

The NCO continuously seeks to enhance its ability to be a catalyst for collaboration, exchange of information, and outreach to foster knowledge, methods, R&D, technology transfer, and innovation for U.S. global leadership in networking and information technology and its applications.

Accountability, dedication, integrity, and responsibility are the core values that underlie NCO's efforts to serve as a catalyst for the networking and information technology research and development community. More...


The NCO Leadership
Dr. George Strawn

Dr. Mark Luker

What's New

March 31, 2014
Event: WSRD Workshop V
Understanding the Spectrum Environment: Using data and monitoring to improve spectrum utilization

March 2014
NITRD Publications: FY 2015 Supplement to the President's Budget

Mar 26, 2014 10:00am
Full Committee Hearing - A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for Science Agencies
Witnesses: The Honorable John Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

April 28-29, 2014
Ontology Summit 2014 Symposium
Theme: Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology
9th in the series of a 3-month annual event by and for the Ontology Community. This Summit is co-organized by Ontolog, NIST, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO NITRD
* Symposium page (with draft agenda)
* Registration page (for both on-site and remote participants)

January 28, 2014
FASTER Meeting Cloud Service Level Agreements - Meeting Customer and Provider Needs
An informative discussion with Mr. Eric Simmon who will share his perspectives on Cloud Service Level Agreements. Mr. Simmon is a systems expert in the Electronic Information Group (EIG) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
more info

February 11, 2014
Smart America Challenge Tech Jam
Where: NIST campus, Gaithersburg, MD.
"..The SmartAmerica Challenge is bringing together organizations with cyber-physical systems (CPS) technology, programs, and test beds to demonstrate the potential to improve safety, sustainability, efficiency, mobility, and overall quality of life..."
more info

December 19, 2013
Workshop Reports: NITRD WSRD SSG Workshop IV Report
Promoting Economic Efficiency in Spectrum Use: the economic and policy research agenda
... "The goal of this workshop was to help set the agenda for the necessary economic and policy research needed to advance the national interest in the best ways to share spectrum" ...