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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.

Posts Tagged ‘NIST


Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Conference on Feb 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC

November 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate are co-hosting the 2018 kickoff conference for the GCTC – Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3) on February 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC. The GCTC-SC3 conference will be immediately followed by IES-City Framework Release Workshop on Feb 8. GCTC community members may choose to stay one more day and join the IES-City Workshop as well. The agenda of GCTC-SC3 kickoff conference will be made available in a few weeks. The goal of kickoff conference is to encourage smart community/city and Internet of Things (IoT) stakeholders to build teams to address shared issues in various sectors […]

Global City Teams Challenge Expo 2017

August 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The 2017 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo on August 28-29 in Washington, DC will bring together over 100 cities and communities around the world in partnership with more than 300 companies, universities, non-profits, and federal government agencies to share and exhibit their smart city projects and the impacts to their communities. See the agenda here. There will be over 200 speakers at the Expo, including the industry speakers below: Wilfred Pinfold, CEO, Urban Systems Ken Thompson, Deputy Director, Intelligent Water Solutions, CH2M Steve Wimsatt, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Ruckus Wireless Jennifer Robinson, Director of Local Government Solutions, SAS Derick Lee, Founder and Chief Architect, PilotCity Scott Pomeroy, President, Scalable Strategies […]

NIST Awards $38.5 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

June 20th, 2017 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. The multiyear grants are intended to help modernize public safety communications and operations by supporting the migration of data, video and voice communications from mobile radio to a nationwide public safety broadband network, as well as accelerating critical technologies related to indoor location tracking and public safety analytics. NIST reviewed 162 proposals from a diverse pool of national and international applicants across industry, academia and public safety organizations. The 33 selected projects span five key technology areas that have […]

NIST Special Publication Draft- Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations

May 31st, 2017 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the release of a draft Special Publication (SP) on Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations, which is now available for public comment. This is an important area that Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council member Kevin Fu from the University of Michigan has been working in for many years. In February 2016, Fu attended the White House meeting of medical device security stakeholders and domain experts to discuss the cybersecurity challenges faced by healthcare delivery organizations and medical device manufacturers. In March 2017, the New York Times released an article called It’s Possible to Hack a Phone With Sound Waves, Researchers Show, which highlights Fu’s […]

NIST Public Safety Communications Research Funding Opportunity

November 28th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division plans on releasing a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) in the near future, called “NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program” (PSIAP FY17), for research and development grants and cooperative agreements. When it is released, the FFO will appear here, as well as on PSCR’s grants page.  Below are some areas that the PSCR Division anticipates offering funding for: Device-to-Device (Off-Network) LTE Voice Communication Current public safety land mobile radios (based on P25 or TETRA) provide both indirect communication through a network of repeaters and “direct mode” communication between mobile units without relaying. While the physical layer technology is reasonably mature, there […]

Upcoming NIST Deadlines and Events

August 15th, 2016 / in Announcements, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

NIST Seeks Grant Proposals for Disaster Resilience Research Studies National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) on July 26, 2016 to help further President Obama’s April 2016 commitment to enhancing the nation’s built resilient infrastructure. This competition is designed to encourage research in the areas of windstorm impact reduction and structural performance, disaster and failure studies, wildland urban interface, and national earthquake hazards reduction. The Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program seeks applications from eligible applicants to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by […]