Request for Information on VIA Task Force Report: R&D Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 34409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15315]
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Request for Information on VIA Task Force Report: R&D
Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics
AGENCY: Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
(NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation
(NSF).
ACTION: Notice of Request for Information (RFI).
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SUMMARY: On behalf the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
Committee on Science & Technology Enterprise, NITRD NCO requests input
from all interested parties on the VIA Task Force Report: R&D
Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics including from those working
on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or VIA research and development
(R&D). Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) can be general
suggestions of revisions or improvements to the VIA Task Force Report,
comments on the six strategic goals and objectives, and suggestions to
the implementation of the strategic goals and objectives. The public
input provided in response to this RFI will inform NITRD NCO, and the
VIA Task Force on developing the VIA Task Force Report: R&D
Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
11:59 p.m. (ET) on August 31, 2019.
ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be sent by
any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Email submissions should be
machine-readable and not be copy-protected. Submissions should include
``RFI Response: R&D Opportunities in Video & Image Analytics'' in the
subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 459-9673, Attn: Alex Thai; or
     Mail: Attn: Alex Thai, NITRD NCO, 2415
Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA.
    Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each individual or
institution is requested to submit only one response. Submissions must
not exceed 10 pages in 12 point or larger font, with a page number
provided on each page. Responses should include the name of the
person(s) or organization(s) filing the comment.
    Please note, responses to this RFI may be posted for public access
online at http://www.nitrd.gov. Therefore, we request that no business
proprietary information, copyrighted information, personally
identifiable information, or personal signatures be submitted in
response to this RFI.
    In accordance with FAR 15.202(3), responses to this notice are not
offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding
contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated
with responding to this RFI.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Thai at (202) 459-9674 or [email protected], or by post mailing to 2415 Eisenhower Avenue,
Alexandria, VA 22314, USA. Individuals who use a telecommunications
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern
time, Monday through Friday.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Past Federal research in VIA has resulted in innovative
research and effective agency-specific capabilities. These investments,
along with technology advancements and cost reductions, have given rise
to an abundance of technologies for both government and commercial
markets. More importantly, these investments have provided foundational
expertise in computer vision and machine learning and dramatically
increased research in video analytics across government and industry.
Looking forward, thirty Federal organizations came together under the
auspices of the NITRD VIA Task Force to map the future and develop this
report, which is intended to provide direction, coherence and consensus
for future Federal R&D efforts. There are gaps in research investment
that, while critical for Federal agencies, are unlikely to receive
enough investment by industry. The VIA Task Force seeks the following
input from the community:
    (1) Are the goals, objectives, and recommendations stated in this
report achievable? If not, please explain.
    (2) This report focuses on Federal government areas of need where
industry is unlikely to pursue solutions. Are there plans from industry
that are not reflected in this report and could result in unintended
duplication?
    (3) How do state and local government's interests align with the
Federal government's vision?
    (4) Are there gaps in VIA R&D that the Federal government should
consider pursuing?
    (5) Please provide any general feedback on the VIA Task Force
Report.
    Reference: The VIA Task Force Report: R&D Opportunities in Video &
Image Analytics: https://www.nitrd.gov/drafts/DRAFT-VIA-TF-Report-RD-Opportunities-2019.pdf. Submitted by the National Science Foundation in
support of the Networking and Information Technology Research and
Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) on July 15,
2019.
(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1861.)
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2019-15315 Filed 7-17-19; 8:45 am]
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