Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program
The National Archives Applied Research is an active member of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. Learn More about NITRD
Annual Supplements to the President's Budget
The National Archives (NARA) has been an invited participant in the activities of the NITRD Program since 2003. In 2007 NARA became a full member of the Program. Participation in the NITRD program has allowed NARA to shape and leverage the substantial research and development efforts of other NITRD Federal agencies. At the same time, NARA participation contributes to NITRD strategic priories by raising awareness across the Federal Government of the importance of finding ways to address issues related to the management, preservation, and access to electronic records and digital data.
The NITRD Program is a unique collaboration of more than a dozen federal agencies that support Research and Development (R&D) activities in the Federal government. It is the Nation's primary source of Federally funded revolutionary breakthroughs in advanced information technologies such as computing, networking, and software. Learn more about NITRD.
The NITRD Program stems from the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194) as amended by the Next Generation Internet Research Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-305). These laws authorize Federal agencies to set goals, prioritize their investments, and coordinate their activities in networking and information technology research and development.