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Lazowska co-chairs PCAST review of NITRD program

UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska has been named by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to co-chair a Congressionally-mandated review of the federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program on behalf of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Under the NITRD program, 14 federal agencies coordinate their investments in order to maintain America’s leadership in information technology.

Lazowska’s co-chair is PCAST member David Shaw of D.E. Shaw Research.  The members of their working group are Francine Berman (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Stephen Brobst (Teradata Corporation), Randal Bryant (Carnegie Mellon University), Mark Dean (IBM Research), Deborah Estrin (UCLA), Ed Felten (Princeton University), Susan Graham (UC Berkeley), Bill Gropp (University of Illinois), Anita Jones (University of Virginia), Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania), Paul Kurtz (Good Harbor Consulting), and Bob Sproull (Sun Labs).