Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)

by Helen Wright July 30th, 2015

President Obama has issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), which is an effort to create a cohesive, multi-agency strategic vision, and Federal investment strategy in high-performance computing (HPC). HPC systems, through their high levels of computing power and large amounts of storage capacity, are essential to economic competitiveness, scientific discovery, and […]

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Request for Applications

by Helen Wright July 29th, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge initiative (BD2K) has announced the release of an Request for Applications (RFA) for software and methods development in biomedical big data science: “Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Development of Software Tools and Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need (U01)“. This opportunity targets three topic […]

#beautyofcomputing Social Media Campaign

by Helen Wright July 28th, 2015

The National Science Foundation is in the middle of a summer-long social media campaign highlighting the #beautyofcomputing. We see beautifully computer-rendered images daily, but we rarely step back to consider the simulation, modeling and visualization technologies behind these images. The #beautyofcomputing campaign highlights these aspects of art, science, and technology and celebrates the aesthetic and […]

PCAST Meeting Videos and Presentations

by Helen Wright July 27th, 2015

The last President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) meeting was held on Tuesday, July 14th at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The presentations as well as the webcast videos have all been posted. You can see the full agenda here. Charles Bolden and William Gerstenmaier, Administrator and Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and […]

Privacy Enabling Design Workshop Report

by Helen Wright July 16th, 2015

The Privacy by Design four workshop series is well underway. With two workshops completed and two to come, the community engagement is high and the interest is continuing to grow. The first workshop, State of Research and Practice, was held in early February and the report can be found here. The second workshop, Privacy Enabling […]

Call for community input and participation: NSF GENI sustainment, governance, and future network research cyberinfrastructure

by Helen Wright July 15th, 2015

The following blog post is from Mark Berman, the GENI Project Director.  Submissions invited by August 24, 2015. Over the next two years, the NSF’s Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project will transition from a stage of development and deployment managed by the GENI Project Office (GPO) to a phase of continuing operations and support […]