Tag Archive: NSF CISE

Information from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer & Information Science (CISE).

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Highlights of the President’s FY2017 Budget Request for CISE


On February 9, 2016, President Obama delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget Request to Congress. The Request includes approximately $8 billion for NSF and $995 million for the CISE directorate – an increase of approximately $59 million or 6.3 percent above the FY 2015 Estimate for CISE.

The CISE request includes $938 million in discretionary funding, plus $56 million in new mandatory funding. This means that for FY 2017, the Administration will be seeking legislation to provide mandatory funding for NSF on a one-time basis. The purpose of this mandatory funding is to sustain the Administration’s prioritization of research and development (For more information, read the President’s budget message as well as the White House Fact Sheet for the President’s FY 2017 Budget).

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Computer Science for All


It is a very exciting time for Computer Science (CS) education! I know our community was proud and excited to hear President Obama explicitly call out CS education in his final State of the Union address. Even more recently, on Saturday, January 30th, the President unveiled the Computer Science for All initiative in his weekly […]

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NSF/CISE Continues to Lead Efforts to Spur Data Science Innovation


The Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program continues and scales up the innovation activities initiated by the White House in 2012 with the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative. The overarching vision for the network of BD Hubs is to create an agile and sustainable national Big Data innovation ecosystem that enables the United States to better leverage Big Data technologies and techniques in addressing societal challenges, increasing productivity and spurring economic development, enhancing scientific discovery, and providing for national defense and security.

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NSF/CISE Plays Leadership Role in New Federal Smart Cities Initiative


On Monday, Sept. 15th, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director, Dr. France Córdova, joined other federal science leaders at the White House, including the President’s Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, and U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Ms. Megan Smith, to help kick off a new government-wide Smart Cities Initiative. NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to be playing a leadership role in this initiative.

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Serving the CISE Community and Beyond


In this issue of CRN, you’ll notice that the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has posted a job announcement search for the Division Director for the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). I want to not only call your attention to this search, but also to point out the many opportunities to serve our discipline, and more broadly the Nation, in various ways through time-limited positions throughout the government.

NSF Co-leads the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)


President Obama issued an executive order on July 30, 2015 creating a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure that the United States continues its leadership in high-performance computing over the coming decades. NSF is proud to serve as one of the three lead agencies for the NSCI, working alongside the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense (DOD).

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Update from CISE: Highlighting CISE’s Commitment to Early-Career Faculty


Update from the Assistant Director, National Science Foundation, Computer & Information Science & Engineering highlighting a few activities that CISE supports to help nurture early career faculty: the CAREER program, the CISE Research Initiation Initiative, and meetings and workshops specifically for early-career faculty.

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NSF’s CISE Pushing beyond Today’s Internet


In late March, NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) sponsored a meeting, “Beyond Today’s Internet: Experiencing a Smarter Future,” which brought together researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders who are envisioning the future of the Internet through the Global Environment for Network Innovations, or GENI, Project and US Ignite Initiative. The joint session began with remarks by NSF Director Dr. France Córdova and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation Tom Kalil, followed by demonstrations of what this future might entail, as detailed in a blog by Steve Lohr of the New York Times. NSF published a new special report with links to a press release, discovery stories, and videos that demonstrate the efforts of these communities, and CISE published a new perspective.

NSF and the National Big Data Initiative


Three years have passed since the launch in March 2012 of the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The breathtaking pace of activity in big data has continued unabated in the intervening years. In August 2014, Gartner declared that “big data” had passed the peak of the so-called “Hype Cycle.” This only means that the community can now roll up their collective sleeves and get to work on the real issues, rather than worrying about the hype!