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A Review of Nitrd

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The U.S. President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) has approved a draft report review of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program. Completed over the summer, the report recommends new long-term, multi-agency basic research initiatives for health information technology, energy and transportation, and cybersecurity.

The report highlights new frontiers, such as high-performance computing, privacy and confidentiality, large-scale data analytics, human-computer interaction, graphics and visualization, robotics, scalable systems, and software development. Moreover, the report also notes the importance of educating the next-generation workforce.

In a recent public session of PCAST, Ed Lazowska, co-chair of the working group that conducted the review, and PCAST member David Shaw noted that networking and IT have enhanced the U.S.'s economic competitiveness and accelerated discovery in all fields.

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