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Internet2 Chief Engineer Appointed to Presidential Technology Advisory Group

Posted on Jul 31, 2006 by Doug Howell
Tags: Federal Government, Governance, imported, Leadership, Network Infrastructure, Science & Engineering

ANN ARBOR, Mich. July 31, 2006 - Internet2 today announced that Dr. Guy Almes, Internet2's Chief Engineer, has been appointed to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Networking and Information Technology Technical Advisory Group. Almes will join an impressive roster of nationally recognized technical leaders charged with reviewing the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program and report its findings to the council.

President George W. Bush created PCAST in 2001 to receive advice from the private sector and academic community with regard to technology and science. The Networking and Information Technology Technical Advisory Group serves to advise PCAST members who are appointed by the President and are chosen from industry, education, research institutions, and other nongovernmental organizations. Since its inception, PCAST has provided counsel on issues relating to broadband, IT competitiveness, and federal R&D investment.

As Chief Engineer of Internet2 since 1997, Almes is responsible for exercising overall technical leadership in Internet2's engineering and infrastructure efforts. In 1998 he led the design and deployment of Internet2's Abilene network. Prior to joining Internet2, Almes was the founder and director of Sesquinet, an NSFnet regional network for Texas universities and research organizations. He has also served as Chairman of the Federation of American Research Networks (FARnet) and Chairman of the Interconnectivity Working Group and the IP Performance Metrics Working Group of the IETF.

Dr. Almes was a member of the computer science faculties at the University of Washington and Rice University. The author of many technical papers on operating systems, software and networking, his current research interests are in the design of advanced wide-area networks appropriate for supporting advanced university applications, network performance measurement and analysis, and application of advanced Internet functionality. Almes recently completed a rotator assignment at the National Science Foundation, where he worked in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.

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