NAOPpag Report: November 2014
The Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) met on November 12, 2014. Jay Pflasterer, Internet2 CFO, provided an overview of the Internet2 Budget and 2014 financial progress to date. Some points made by Jay included steady progress toward Board-requested 180 days of operating funds in reserve, creation of a long-range capital equipment plan, and continued support for program growth.
Steve Zoppi, Internet2 AVP Services Integration and Architecture, described the Trusted Infrastructure in Education and Research (TIER) program. TIER will be a new service to unify the federated identity capabilities in the InCommon Federation and Internet2 Middleware Initiative into a new "identity as a service offering.” TIER will expand open-source software development designed to provide technologies to support access, collaboration, and interoperable identity management infrastructures for the research and higher education communities.
The PAG is convening two subcommittees: (1) Deepfield Flow Data Aggregation Committee, charged to consider how to balance the current privacy-protecting approach to regional network aggregate data access with the community’s interests in transparency and access to data. The intent of the group is to provide further advice on how the current policies should be updated to address aggregate views of data available in Deepfield and (2) The Layer 3 Community Group, charged with reviewing the current Layer 3 architecture with a goal of setting polices to allow integration of peering and R&E capabilities on to a single virtualized IP network.