Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Archive for the ‘policy’ category


Congressional Briefing on Cyber Security for Manufacturers

April 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

            The Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight (MForesight) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), in conjunction with the House Manufacturing Caucus, are hosting a Congressional Briefing on Cyber Security for Manufacturers on Wednesday, April 12th from 1-2PM ET at the Congressional Visitors Center, room CVC-217. Space is limited. Please RSVP here  Cyber-attacks pose a growing threat not only to national security but also to U.S. economic competitiveness. The manufacturing sector and its expansive, interconnected supply chain presents special security challenges because of the unique nature of operational technology and industrial control systems, which consist of networked machines, sensors, data, and software. Manufacturing firms, in particular, are vulnerable to threats including […]

Contributions of PCAST

January 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt and CCC Director Ann Drobnis. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, dating back to the Eisenhower Administration, who advise the President on science, technology, and innovation. This Administration’s PCAST is one of the most distinguished and diverse in history. Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair, Susan L. Graham from the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the current 19 members who give recommendations to the President. Over the past eight years, this PCAST has accomplished a number of remarkable activities. The CCC as […]

The White House Frontiers Conference

October 11th, 2016 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

This Thursday President Obama will host the White House Frontiers Conference, a national convening co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to explore the future of innovation here and around the world. The Computing Community Consoritum (CCC) Chair Beth Mynatt and Director Ann Drobnis and are excited to participate in the conference. It will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation through a number of different tracks, including Personal, Local, National, Global, and Interplanetary. The CCC has done a lot of work in the Local track space, which is on smart inclusive communities. One of the presenters, Charlie Catlett from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, was one […]

White House to Invest Over $80 Million Dollars in the Smart Cities Initiative

September 26th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, NSF, policy, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

To kick off the start of Smart Cities Week, the White House has announced that it is expanding its Smart Cities initiative, by adding over $80 million dollars in new federal investments and doubling the number of participating communities (to over 70 in total). The Community Community Consortium (CCC) held a Smart Cities panel and discussion at the Computing Research Symposium: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs. You can see the full discussion here. Some highlights from the White House Fact Sheet are below: Today, to kick off Smart Cities Week, the Administration is expanding this initiative, with over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of the number of […]

The Future of AI: CCC’s Response to OSTP RFI

September 7th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, policy, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by Greg Hager, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Past Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.  In June, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a new Request for Information (RFI) on Artificial Intelligence (AI), to solicit feedback on how the United States can best prepare for the future of AI. According to the OSTP Blog, they “received 161 responses from a range of stakeholders, including individuals, academics and researchers, non-profit organizations, and industry.” All of the responses are now public and can be found here. The Computing Community Consoritum‘s (CCC) submitted a response, which can be found here, after […]

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science

September 6th, 2016 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program is pleased to announce The BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science. This course is an introductory overview that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of data science. The series starts Friday, September 9th and will run all year once per week at 12noon-1pm ET. If you would like to join the meeting, please go to the BD2K Guide web page for the most up-to-date computer or mobile logins.  This is a joint effort of the BD2K Training Coordinating Center (TCC), the BD2K Centers Coordination Center […]