Visible to the public NeTS Program in CISE/CNS Seeking Federal Employee Program Officer(s) for Networking TopicsConflict Detection Enabled

The NeTS program in CISE/CNS is seeking Federal employee program officers for networking topics.  See


The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for an Interdisciplinary (Program Director) position for the Networking Technology Systems - Wireless (NeTS) program in the the Division of Computer Network Systems (CNS) within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Alexandria, VA.

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CISE’s mission is to enable the U.S. to uphold its leadership in computing, communications, and information science and engineering; promote understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computing, communications, and information systems in service to society; support advanced cyberinfrastructure that enables and accelerates discovery and innovation across all science and engineering disciplines; and contribute to universal, transparent, and affordable participation in an information-based society.

This position is located in the Division of Computer Network Systems (CNS) within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).  CNS supports research and education activities that invent new computing and networking technologies and that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. CNS seeks to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems and to create better abstractions and tools for designing, building, analyzing, and measuring future systems. CNS also supports the computing infrastructure that is required for experimental computer science, and it coordinates cross-divisional activities that foster the integration of research, education, and workforce development.

The responsibilities of the NSF program officer are guided by the goals of NSF's Strategic Plan: to expand knowledge in science, engineering, and learning; advance the capability of the Nation to meet current and future challenges; and enhance NSF’s performance of its mission. To achieve these goals, NSF staff employ core strategies including developing intellectual capital, strengthening research infrastructure, integrating research and education, and promoting partnerships.

Specifically, we are looking for a candidate to fill the position in the following program areas

  • CNS Core Program (Networking Technology Systems-Wireless)

NSF, and CISE, investments in Advanced Wireless R&D have been increasing over the last decade and are poised to grow in scale and significance. Large NSF infrastructure projects (such as the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research) are also providing vital services for the research community extending beyond the advanced wireless topic area. The program officer will oversee CISE investments in advanced wireless R&D, and also engage in coordination activities with other parts of NSF and other federal agencies with interests in this area.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Program Planning and Management

Advises and assists the Division Director in the development of long-range plans that ensure ClSE investments are targeted to cutting-edge challenges and opportunities in CISE research and education fields.

Collaboratively oversees and manages the merit review process for assigned research, education infrastructure proposals to ensure that investments are made in a diverse, rich mix of bold, cutting-edge projects that promise to advance the frontier and contribute to the attainment of NSF' s strategic goals.

Manages an effective, timely review process with attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools and ensuring participation by groups long under-represented in CISE fields, such as women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities.

Oversees and manages the post-award management process for awards in the program, including reviewing annual reports, conducting effective, timely site visits, and overseeing a post-award evaluation process, where necessary.

Communication, Coordination and Liaison

Prepares program solicitations, annual program reports, oral presentations and other materials consistent with NSF, CISE, and CNS strategic goals and that inform internal and external stakeholders.

Coordinates and liaisons within NSF and with other Federal agencies, industry, the scientific community, the international community, and the public concerning assigned activities. 

Participates in both in-reach and outreach activities that seek to broaden the participation of communities underrepresented in CNS, CISE, and NSF activities.

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