In the video, Ed Seidel from NSCA testifies at a House hearing on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. NITRD provides a framework in which many Federal agencies come together to coordinate their networking and information technology research and development efforts.
“The United States has been a world leader in networking and information technology (NIT). Federal support for research and development (R&D) in NIT originally stemmed from an interest in and the challenge of developing computers capable of addressing complex problems, primarily those focused on national security and high-end applications. Over the past few decades, federal spending for NIT R&D has encompassed a broad array of technologies, from digital libraries to cloud computing. The eventual commercial applications for such federally funded R&D have fundamentally changed the way modern-day Americans work and live.”