National AI Initiative

National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force

About the task force

The National AI Initiative Act of 2020 called for the National Science Foundation (NSF), in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), to form a National AI Research Resource (NAIRR) Task Force to investigate the feasibility of establishing a NAIRR, and develop a roadmap detailing how such a resource could be established and sustained.

Composed of members from government, academia, and the private sector, the NAIRR Task Force was required to develop a report outlining a roadmap and implementation plan for an eventual NAIRR. The Task Force considered topics such as the appropriate ownership and administration of the NAIRR; a model for governance; required capabilities of the resource; opportunities to better disseminate high-quality government datasets; requirements for security; assessments of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties requirements; and a plan for sustaining the resource, including through public-private partnerships.

The Task Force consulted a range of experts and stakeholders from government agencies, private industry, academia, and civil and disabilities rights organizations; and was informed by ongoing interagency efforts around leveraging cloud computing resources in support of federally funded AI research and development.

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Contact information

Inquiries about the task force can be directed to Brenda Williams, CISE Directorate Administrative Coordinator, at