NSF releases Cloud Computing Report

NSF’s guidance on Cloud Computing will inform research dollars in the near future

The National Science Foundation released their report on cloud computing. It can be found here. The intent of this report is to provide information that guides funding programs. The NSF used NIST’s guidance on cloud computing to inform their research and decision making. This report will be instrumental in informing Federal decision makers and cloud investment. It is important to pay attention to such documents as they can help businesses align with Federal government priorities.

The NSF has identified the following areas as research areas worthy of financial support from the federal government:

  1. Computer Systems
  2. Computer Networks
  3. Security and Privacy
  4. Algorithms and data management
  5. Applications and software engineering
  6. Computer science education

The report concludes with the following:

“As recognized by both NIST and the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, cloud computing is an area vital to the economic growth and competitiveness of the nation. The CISE community has responded vigorously to the challenge, as evidenced by the wide range of research efforts underway that are supported by numerous programs throughout the CISE Directorate.”

The NSF’s Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate will continue its research into cloud computing (and hopefully will continue to advance cloud computing knowledge and research).

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