On Thursday, December 2nd, a virtual celebratory event was held for the 30th anniversary of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program. The event was organized by NITRD National Coordination Office (NCO) with support from Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) to highlight and reflect on the impact federal investment in the network information technology research and development has had on society over the past three decades.
The event began with opening remarks from the Director of NITRD, Kamie Roberts, and featured guest speakers from the founding agencies Michael Huerta (National Institute of Health), Steve Binkley (Department of Energy), Eugene Tu (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Jim St. Pierre (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Zachery Goldstein (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and Manish Parashar (National Science Foundation). There was also a short commemoration video, acknowledgments featuring former NITRD leaders and remarks regarding the vision and future of NITRD going forward from Margaret Martonosi (Assistant Director for CISE, NSF).
Thank you to everyone that made this event possible and to NITRD’s contributions to the computing research field over the past 30 years! You can watch the full event here.