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February 2009 Internet2 Newsletter


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Register Now for Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting

Registration for the for the Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting is now open. Member Meetings provide unique opportunities for representatives from our diverse member community to meet in person and exchange information about new and ongoing work. Register by 6 March to take advantage of the lowest registration rates. Please join your fellow Internet2 members in Arlington this spring!

IDEA Award Nominations Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions for the 2009 IDEA Awards has been extended to 25 February. Open to existing or proposed applications, the Internet2 IDEA awards are designed to showcase projects that apply the latest in advanced networking capabilities to enable transformational progress in research, to enhance teaching and learning, and to potentially increase the impact of next-generation networks around the world. Winners will be announced at the Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting in April.

Internet2 Community Public Policy Experts to Host Economic Stimulus Briefing for Members

The Economic Stimulus Bill will have many implications on the research and education's advanced networking community. Public policy experts, Gary Bachula, Internet2 Vice President for External Relations and Tim Lance, President of NYSERNet, Chair of the Internet2 External Relations Advisory Council, and Chair of EDUCAUSE's Network Policy Council, will host a briefing for Internet2 members and partners to provide details of the Bill as it relates to the R&E community, as well as information on how to take advantage of the newly available resources. The session, scheduled for Friday, 20 February at 4:00 pm EST, is intended to be interactive and provide an engaging venue for community discussion. Participation details are available on the Internet2 Stimulus Legislation Community Resource page.

Internet2 Governance: AOAC Update

Over the past month, the Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC) has been working to implement a pilot program that would allow 10gig connectors to request unallocated Internet2 backbone waves. Although each segment of the Internet2 backbone currently contains ten-10 gigabit waves, differential use across the backbone has led to segments with unused capacity in some areas of the country.

To solicit community input on this issue, the AOAC held two conference calls with network members and connectors to discuss possible solutions and procedures that would support requests for use of these waves. As a result of these discussions, the AOAC announced the pilot service. All network members and connectors are invited to submit proposals for the waves, although the AOAC approved the pilot to begin with 10gig connectors. To request more information or a wave request submission form, please contact Public agendas and summaries of AOAC meetings are available online if you would like more information.

Register Now for Internet2 Health Initiative Workshop

Following on two highly successful Health Network Initiative Workshops the third Internet2 HNI Workshop will be held 29-30 April, in conjunction with the Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. This workshop will bring together individuals interested in using advanced networks in health care, focusing on the FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program (RHCPP) participants that will be connecting to the Internet2 Network. Registration and additional information about the workshop is available online.

Workshop Survey Results Now Available

A total of 74 people responded to the Internet2 Workshops survey in the fall of 2008. Survey results are now available on the Internet2 Workshops page, or click here for a pdf. Please send any questions or comments on the survey results or about Internet2 Workshops in general to

Internet2 is Hiring!

Internet2 is currently looking for qualified candidates to fill several open positions. Among the openings are two executive positions, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director for Member Relations & Communications. An external, community-based search committee is forming to review the candidates for the executive positions. If you are interested in any of the openings, please contact



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