Welcome to Community Update, October 2016

Welcome to the Internet2 Community Update! Our very scary October 2016 issue includes: leadership transition and future planning articles, a new security attack mitigation strategy, Trust and Identity updates, an assortment of great events you can participate in—and of course, some great news from our very accomplished and accomplishing community.

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Internet2 News

From Campus Technology

The 20-Year History Behind Internet2

Internet2 20th anniversary graphicThis article from Campus Technology chronicles 20 years of the Internet2 community, and its plans to stay ahead of the demands for advancing science and scholarship.

Call to the R&E Community

Help Define Requirements and Plan for Future Internet2 Infrastructure

Internet2 Network infrastructure topology (cropped)An important call for papers was announced at the 2016 Internet2 Technology Exchange, which represents an incredible opportunity to define requirements and plan for Internet2 infrastructure that will support the community well into the next decade and enable a new leadership position in the changing environment around us. Find out more and how you can contribute to the future of the Internet2 Network.

Community Announcement from the Internet2 Board of Trustees

Internet2 Organizational Leadership Transition

Dave LambertAfter over six years of Internet2 leadership, Dave Lambert will step down from his position of President and CEO effective June 30, 2017. Read the announcement for more about Dave's accomplishments and the Board's plans for identifying a new President and CEO and ensuring a smooth transition.

Bringing Networks Together

2017 Global Summit Call for Session Proposals is Open!

2017 Internet2 Global Summit graphicBringing Networks Together: Connecting People and Technology with Research and Education. The call for proposals is now open for the Internet2 2017 Global Summit, to be held in Washington, D.C., April 23–26, 2017. Do more than ride the next wave. Help set it in motion! Bring your best ideas on how the Internet2 people and technology networks can combine to enable research and education solutions that will deepen people's lives and widen their influence on the lives of those around them.

Blog Posts

Internet2’s DDoS Mitigation Strategy

network security graphicCheck out the DDoS attack mitigation strategy being developed by the Internet2-sponsored Security Working Group—made up of approximately one hundred network experts from the community. As these attacks continue to adversely affect R&E institutions, Paul Howell, Internet2 chief cyberinfrastructure security officer, explains how a cross-section of Internet2 members are examining the issues and solutions, and identifying the best options for defending against various types of DDoS attacks at both campus and backbone levels.

Trust and Identity October Updates

Trust and Identity graphicAs usual, a lot has been happening in the Trust and Identity area! Get the latest from the InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC) as well as links to a recent solution provider webinar, the latest TIER newsletter, info about the Steward Program, Advance CAMP highlights from the recent 2016 Technology Exchange, and more.

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Community News

From Library Journal

The Future of Connection and Designing the Future—Remotely Together

previous LOLA remote performanceInternational musicians from the OneBeat program will visit the Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) this Fall and leverage LOLA to perform remotely with the 800-mile-distant Miami–based New World Symphony in nearly real time!

From HPCwire

OSC Part of NSF-Funded Consortium for Advancing Research Computing Practices

NSF - Clemson - OSC logosThe National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of 28 collaborating institutions, including the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and led by Clemson University, a $750,000 grant to fund a Research Coordination Network to set up a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of best practices, expertise and technologies to enable the advancement of campus-based research computing activities.

From IU Newsroom

IU, partners lead $3.25M grant to improve data-sharing in Africa, North America and Europe

IU NEAAR grant graphicMedical, agricultural researchers among many to reap benefits of improved networks and collaborations.

From Yahoo! Finance

Splunk Pledges $100 Million to Bring Technology Resources to the World

Splunk pledge graphicSplunk Pledge commits $100M donation over 10 years for software licenses, training, support, education and volunteerism to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in order to support academic research and generate social impact; as well as global expansion of the Splunk Academic Program to train the workforce of tomorrow—currently with a nationwide reach through Internet2.

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