Explore CCC responses to requests for comments and other topical issues in the computing community.
Response to Request for Information on Federal Priorities for Information Integrity Research and Development
In March 2022, the National Science Foundation and NITRD NCO requested input from the community on Federal priorities for research and development efforts to address misinformation and disinformation. The RFI aims to identify ways in which the Federal Government might enable research and development activities that advance the trustworthiness of information, mitigate the effects of information manipulation, and foster an environment of trust and resilience in which individuals can be discerning consumers of information.
Response to Request for Evaluating and Improving NIST Cybersecurity Resources: The Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management
In February 2022, the National Institute of Standards and Technology requested ideas from the community to assist in evaluating and improving its cybersecurity resources, including the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” (the “NIST Cybersecurity Framework,” “CSF” or “Framework”) and a variety of existing and potential standards, guidelines, and other information, including those relating to improving cybersecurity in supply chains.
Response to Request for Information on the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan
In February 2022, the Office of Science and Technology Policy requested input from interested parties on ways in which the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan can be revised and improved. The information received from the solicitation will assist OSTOP, the Select Committee, MLAI-SC, NAIIO and NITRD NCO in updating the current strategic plan.
Response to Request for Information on Incentives, Infrastructure, and Research and Development Needs To Support a Strong Domestic Semiconductor Industry
In January 2022, the Department of Commerce with the assistance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requested information in order to inform the planning and design of potential semiconductor programs. Specifically, they are seeking ideas to: Incentivize investment in semiconductor manufacturing facilities and associated ecosystems; provide for shared infrastructure to accelerate semiconductor research, development, and prototyping; and support research related to advanced packaging and advanced metrology to ensure a robust domestic semiconductor industry.
Response to Request for Information on Public and Private Sector Uses of Biometric Technologies
In October 2021, the Office of Science and Technology Policy requested input from interested parties on past deployments, proposals, pilots, or trials, and current use of biometric technologies. The purpose of the RFI was to understand the extent and variety of biometric technologies in past, current, or planned use; the domains in which these technologies are being used; the entities making use of them; current principles, practices, or policies governing their use; and the stakeholders that are, or may be, impacted by their use or regulation.
Response to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Risk Management Framework
In August 2021, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that they are developing a framework that can be used to improve the management of risks to individuals, organizations, and society associated with artificial intelligence. They asked for public comment.
Response to an Implementation Plan for a National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource
In July 2021, the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation put out a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the work of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Task Force (“Task Force”). The Task Force has been directed by Congress to develop an implementation roadmap for a shared research infrastructure that would provide Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers and students across scientific disciplines with access to computational resources, high-quality data, educational tools, and user support.
Response to OSTP Request for Public Comment on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting From Federally Funded Research
In January 2020, the White House Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP) released a Request for Public Comment on a draft set of desirable characteristics of data repositories used to locate, manage, share, and use data resulting from Federally funded research. The Computing Research Association (CRA) published a response to the plan in March 2020.
“Promising directions for new data science research in the context of health and biomedicine. Input might address such topics as Data Driven Discovery and Data Driven Health Improvement.
Promising directions for new initiatives relating to open science and research reproducibility. Input might address such topics as Advanced Data Management and Intelligent and Learning Systems for Health.
Promising directions for workforce development and new partnerships. Input might address such topics as Workforce Development and Diversity and New Stakeholder Partnerships.”
In November, the CCC published a response that addresses points one and two. Links to the RFI and CCC response are below.
Response to OSTP Request for Information on the Future of Artificial Intelligence
In June 2016, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a request for information (RFI) on artificial intelligence (AI). OSTP was “interested in developing a view of AI across all sectors for the purpose of recommending directions for research and determining challenges and opportunities in this field” in order to “solicit feedback on overarching questions in AI, including AI research and the tools, technologies, and training that are needed to answer these questions.”
The CCC also partnered with OSTP and AAAI in 2016 to host a workshop on AI for Social Good. The link to the workshop report, RFI, the CCC’s response, and the full list of public responses are below: