Welcome to Community Update, August 2017

Welcome to the Summer Internet2 Community Update newsletter! Read the latest community news, events and highlights.

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Trust and Identity Updates

Trust and Identity newsletterThe inaugural issue of the Trust and Identity newsletter was published in late July. This publication combines monthly newsletters that were produced by InCommon and the TIER Program (Trust and Identity in Education and Research). Highlights include new baseline practices for InCommon participants, information about the latest TIER software release, and a list of new community working groups and their scopes of work. Consider subscribing.

TIER has issued a call for proposals for the Campus Success Program, for those interested in deploying the TIER software components and helping accelerate community adoption. As part of the program, TIER will provide training and other benefits to the campus, while the campuses provide documents and other artifacts of their development and adoption experience. See the details on the wiki.

Trust and Identity Services has launched a new technical advisory committee, Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI). CACTI is a standing architecture strategy group of community members, chartered by Internet2's Vice President for Trust and Identity. The committee selected Chris Phillips, CANARIE, as its first chair. For more information, and a list of CACTI members, please visit the wiki.

GDI Scholarship Call Open through August 18

sitwithme.org - red chairThe deadline for Gender Diversity Award nominations for this year's TechEX has been extended to August 18. Help make sure that the IT of the future has the benefit of the whole range of human viewpoints and ideas. Nominate someone (or yourself!) today.

Membership Growth for Global Shibboleth Consortium Ensures Continued Development

Shibboleth logoThe Shibboleth Consortium has announced the joining of five new members, including REANNZ, New Zealand's national R&E network, and CINECA, Italy's largest high-performance computing facility. The Shibboleth Consortium is a non-profit organization that ensures the ongoing development, support and maintenance of the Shibboleth software.

Government Relations Update June 2017

US Capitol rotunda - interiorThis is the go-to summary for anyone interested in how our government impacts R&E networking on a daily basis.

Blog Posts

Security Scene: Implementing an Internet2 Network Security Program

turning down the riskPart 2 of Paul Howell's exploration of the benefits—and experiences—of implementing an Internet2 Network security program focuses on the risk management process itself and the particular approach used to complete the first ever baseline security risk assessment of the Internet2 Network.

Shared Cloud Security Assessments Update

cloud security imageThe Shared Cloud Security Assessments (HECVAT) working group doesn't slow down very often! So four of its members take advantage of the quieter summer season to summarize for you the group's progress since their last report before the Global Summit.

Guest Post

Cultural Impacts on IT

OSHEAN logoDavid Marble, CEO of OSHEAN Inc., shares insights from Dr. Karl Aspelund and the 100 Year Starship project: focusing on understanding the humanity around us is just what IT needs to succeed.

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Community News

Texas A&M Designated National Center Of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by NSA

cyber operations securityTexas A&M University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), making it one of only a handful of academic institutions in the United States to hold three NSA distinctions.

NSF Issues $14 Million in Awards for Improved Genomic Tools

EDGE awardee Leonid Moroz aboard the laboratory oceanic research vessel Baseline ExplorerTen new awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $14 million will enable biologists to develop enhanced genomic tools that can reveal new insights into why organisms are structured the way they are and function the way they do.

NASA Awards Grants for Research, Flight Opportunities to 22 Universities

NASA awardsTwenty-two universities across the country have been selected to receive NASA grants for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission. Nine of these universities will have the opportunity to test their research aboard the International Space Station.

NYU’s Natalie Hidalgo Knows What Makes IT Tick

Natalie HidalgoNatalie Hidalgo relates how her own trip from East Harlem to NYU undergrad to NYU Director of Operational Strategy and Project Management motivates her to plan NYU's future IT roadmap.

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