Latest News in Brief
- Nominations are open for the instantiation of CACTI, the Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity. This new committee will provide technical guidance and inform the strategic direction for Internet2's Trust and Identity services.
- Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Paul Evan Peters Award (deadline March 3) and Brit Kirwan Mentor Award (deadline March 8).
- As part of our ongoing effort to provide better more coordinated member support services, Internet2 has acquired ServiceNow software to eventually be used across all of the Internet2 divisions as a new "front door" for support. On March 27, Internet2 will begin using the service desk functionality of ServiceNow. The initial rollout will involve redirecting support email addresses for NET+ and Trust and Identity (specifically InCommon) into ServiceNow for handling and tracking by Internet2 staff.
- Internet2 presented a live stream of President Jimmy Carter from Plains, Georgia on February 20 as a special addition to the 2017 Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP).
February TIER Newsletter
Check out the February 2017 TIER Newsletter for information on TIER adoption resources, TIER working group updates, COmanage implementation news, developments around NIST SP-800-63, and more.
New Cloud Highlights in March
Subscribe now to get the first 2017 Cloud Newsletter delivered directly to your inbox next week. Get the latest on Global Summit cloud workshops and sessions, Google Cloud Platform webinar resources, and many more fresh cloud resources.
Network Working Groups Established
In the February Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) meeting report, read about two new network working groups established at the January RECINNS workshop—and more.
rSmart Lauches First Annual Users Conference Featuring Internet2 Member Campuses
rSmart's first annual Users Conference will feature presentations from Internet2 members University of Delaware, University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University. The event will be held February 28 through March 1 at SkySong, the Arizona State University (ASU) Innovation Center.
InCommon Certificate Service Changes On the Way
The InCommon Certificate Service has begun implementing changes as a result of a subscriber survey. First up is a new system that eases the pain of deploying Extended Validation certificates. The cert service offers unlimited certificates for all of your domains (.edu, .org, .net, etc.) for one annual fee.
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InCommon Steward Program Registers First Represented Constituent
MCNC, owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), registered the first K-14 Represented Constituent under the InCommon Steward Program. The program allows regional network providers to manage the business relationship and identity provider for a school district or community college (known as Represented Constituents) and is part of a proof of concept aiming to extend federated identity benefits to K-14 in a scalable way.
A Brief History of the Internet
As Science Node's brief history of the internet says, "from its start as a Cold War defensive measure to the cat video sharing phenomenon that steals our time today, the internet has come a long way, baby!" Internet2's own Steve Wolff weighs in.
University of Florida's CIO Viewpoint Featured
University of Florida's VP and CIO, Elias Eldayrie, is being featured in an Education Technology Insights CIO Viewpoint entitled, "Promoting Transformative Change In Teaching And Learning." The piece points out that "knowing the educational technology issues your institution needs to address is essential, but even more attention must be paid to implementation and adoption."
Cybersecurity: What CIOs Need To Know
CIO Dive spotlights the current state of cybersecurity in this recent article, with topics ranging from trends to failing defense tactics.
EDUCAUSE Review: University of Nebraska - Lincoln Women in Tech
In this recent EDUCAUSE Review article, Marcia L. Dority Baker talks about how UNL's conference, "Opportunity That Scales: Women Advancing the Future of Information Technology and Computer Science," and speakers Florence Hudson and Melissa Woo inspired her to apply for a job at UNL Information Technology Services.
3 Ways Colleges Are Utilizing the Internet of Things
Universities are leading the way in implementing the internet of things (IOT) as demand for more connected devices increases, so says this recent piece in EdTech magazine.
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