The Computing Community Consortium recently announced the launch of a Web site that makes available a large corpus of materials from a symposium held Feb. 16 that covered 20 years of coordinated federal investment in networking and information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) via the Networking Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program.
The initiative enables a framework and mechanisms for coordination across 15 U.S. agencies so that they can meet the multidisciplinary, multitechnology, and multisector challenges of modern R&D.
George Strawn and Farnam Jahanian, the co-chairs of the NITRD subcommittee to the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology, began the symposium. Jahanian outlined the IT discovery and innovation ecosystem, stressing how networking and IT innovations stem from a complex public-private partnership that includes academia, industry, and government. He also characterized how these investments have yielded outstanding dividends to the United States, and how new ideas and new talent must be constantly renewed.
Technical presentations made throughout the event by experts covered such topics as human language technology, autonomous vehicles, sensing, privacy, security, software, scientific discovery, and data-driven approaches to health, science, and reasoning.
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