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PAG News: Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Advisory Group Update

Apr 01, 2013, by Meredith Lovelace
Tags: Internet2 Annual Meetings, Network Architecture, Operations and Policy, Program Advisory Groups

The Network Architecture Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) met on March 13, 2013. Reports were heard from two NAOPpag subcommittees—the NTAC Futures and the TR-CPS Review subcommittees.

The NTAC Futures subcommittee reported that Artur Barczyk from LHC ONE visited the group and a discussion ensued regarding overlapping goals and directions between the NTAC and overlay networks such as LHC ONE. Rob Vietzke,Vice President, Network Services, and Shel Waggener, Senior Vice President, NET+ Services, talked with the group regarding coordination with the NET+ technical groups. The group discussed creation of a working group to discuss the intersection of NET+ and Network architecture issues.

The TR-CPS Review subcommittee reported that they had created a set of guiding principles, are reviewing documents regarding the service and are planning interviews with Internet2 and CENIC.

The NAOPpag also discussed development of a five-year planning outlook for the Internet2 Network. A suggestion was made for Internet2 to provide draft concepts for discussion during the April 22 NAOPpag meeting during the April Internet2 Annual Meeting; other topics for the meeting include a report from the NTAC Future Subcommittee and a progress report on implementing new network fees.

The NAOPpag meeting is on April 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and open to all Internet2 Annual Meeting attendees.