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1 Federal Plan for Advanced Networking Research and Development and Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) March 2008

2 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 2 ITFAN Charge and Terms of Reference January 31, Dr. Marburger, Director of OSTP, charged the Committee on Technology to: Establish the Interagency Task Force on Advanced Networking (ITFAN) Direct ITFAN to develop an interagency Federal Plan for Advanced Networking Research and Development Deliver a preliminary draft by May, 2007 to provide input to the FY 2009 Federal budget planning cycle Terms of Reference Charged ITFAN to Develop a Plan With: A strategic vision of current and future needs of the Federal agencies, the commercial sector and the academic community Recommended scope and objectives for Federal advanced networking R&D Identification of existing networking R&D programs and investments and a gap analysis of existing versus needed advanced networking R&D Identification and prioritization of advanced networking R&D needs A process for developing an implementation roadmap to guide future advanced networking R&D activities

3 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 3 Schedule for Production of the Federal Plan January 31, 2007: Tasking received from OSTP May 15: Produce Draft Federal Plan for Advanced Networking Research and Development; Provide inputs to FY09 Federal research budget submissions July 31: Solicit comments on the Draft Plan from networking researchers from universities, Federal labs, the commercial sector, and others September 30: Cut-off for public comment: Revise the Draft Plan based on comments received October 31: Send revised Draft Plan to Federal agency ITFAN participants for review November 29: Submit Draft Plan for Agency concurrence January 31: Submit Draft Plan for NSTC concurrence April 1: Official distribution of the Plan


5 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 5 Study Context Based on visions of critical Federal advanced networking capabilities for the middle for the next decade Identify research priorities across the Federal networking R&D portfolio Support the American Competitiveness Initiatives call for increased Federal investment to: Ensure continued U.S. leadership in scientific and technological innovation Substantially improve capacity, adaptability and end-to-end performance of Federal research networks Advanced networks include heterogeneous anytime anywhere networking: Federation across domains and widely differing technologies Dynamic mobile networking with autonomous management Quality of service Support for sensornets Near-real-time autonomous discovery, configuration and management of resources End-to-end security tailored to the application and user

6 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 6 Communications & Networking Near to Mid-Term Architecture GEOS LEOS Global-Area Network Wide-Area Network R Aircraft Tier 4 Global Coverage Tier 3 Wide Area Coverage TCS Land Line (wire or fiber) R Ground Based Radio Local Area Network People Weapons Sensors UGS R R AAVs Medium-Area Network Tier 2 Inter-Team Coverage Tier 1 Team Coverage R = Internet Router or JTRS WNW JTRS GIG-BE R R R R R R R R R R R R

7 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 7 Four major Networking Goals A proposed coordinated research effort across Federal agencies focused on four goals: Goal 1: Provide network services anytime, anywhere Goal 2: Make secure global federated networks possible Goal 3: Manage network complexity and heterogeneity Goal 4: Foster innovation through development of advanced network systems and technologies

8 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 8 Five Dimensions of Networking Research For each networking goal, the plan considered five dimensions of networking research: Foundations: Develop architectural principles, frameworks, and network models to deal with complexity, heterogeneity, multi- domain federation, management, and transparency, end-to-end performance, and differentiated services. Design: Develop secure, near-real-time, flexible, adaptive services with built-in intelligence to facilitate discovery, federation, and management of resources across domains and to increase the application robustness and invulnerability to attack even in extraordinarily complex systems and new ways of interconnecting networks to provide those services. Management: Develop management methods and tools that enable effective deployment, control, and utilization of networks and resources in dynamic environments, across domains, and with ever increasing network and application complexity. Security: Achieve a high degree of security even in complex, heterogeneous federation and policy environments, especially in the face of component failures, malicious activities, and attacks, while also respecting privacy Usability: Develop adaptable, user-centered services and interfaces that promote efficiency, effectiveness, and meeting user needs without overwhelming users with unneeded data.

9 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 9 Example of Analysis and Findings Design GoalsCurrent PracticeMid-Next-Decade – Baseline Program Remaining Challenges Enable users to discover, schedule, and monitor resources across Federations Phone-based and email exchanges to coordinate sharing of information among users Limited sharing of state information across domains to enable user services Multicast and full sharing across heterogeneous network subject to security and policy restrictions. Web crawlers, directories, and other methods that place the burden on the user to find the right sources among a massive set. Minimal ability for individual users to schedule and monitor resources Phone-based and email exchanges persist resulting in poor end-to-end performance and inefficient use of the networks resources Search engines with advanced AI will improve ability to focus on relevant information, but search overload remains an issue for the end users. Control and signaling plane technology that can assist the end users by seamlessly integrating diverse technologies (wireless, optical, packet switched, circuit switched, etc) to compose e2e path with user- defined characteristics. Tools to allow the users to view network monitoring, status reporting, and control information Enable users to interact with network management to optimize performance to meet local demands while remaining globally consistent Distributed policies engines to support multi-domain e2e QoS, security certificates, SLAs, etc. Goal 2: Global Federated Networks

10 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 10 Technology Development Cycle Federal research efforts are part of a technology development cycle Basic and applied research in the full range of network hardware, software, security and middleware needed to support the next generation of uses for networks and explore new paths Partnerships with application developers to test basic research ideas on real problems in areas including national security, support of scientific leadership, and human health A suite of testbeds that enable understanding and creation of new technologies in the large and the small. The large scale of existing deployed networks such as the Internet limits research and development, while laboratory and simulation studies cannot address some aspects of the solutions, particularly complexity, their ability to scale, and their potential realism. The suite of testbeds and prototypes will range from high flexibility/low cost platforms to high performance embedded systems.

11 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 11 Plan Analysis Task force analysis focused on: Existing status of Federal research Expected results of Federal agency existing and planned research programs to the middle of the next decade Significant research challenges expected to remain in the middle of the next decade under the existing Federal agency networking R&D profile. Addressing the significant research challenges could provide additional options for meeting agency mission requirements, add significant flexibility, robustness, and scalability to the underlying basic network design and architecture, and support new commercial applications and technologies that will drive future U.S. competitiveness and ensure continued U.S. leadership in networking. The Task Force strongly supports collaborative partnerships among government organizations and counterparts in the private sector, to accelerate transfer and commercialization of new technologies.

12 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Slide 12 Conclusions The Task Force recommends that the Government pursue the networking challenges aggressively to accelerate progress toward the long-term goals and to gain maximum benefits to the national interest from Federal networking R&D investments. May 15, 2007 Draft Federal Plan for Advanced Networking Research and Development is currently available at: FAN-71907.pdf

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