Governance Update - AOAC (March '12)
The Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC) met on March 14. Dave Gift provided an update on the work of the AOAC fee subcommittee. The subcommittee focused first on the goals and principles for setting Internet2 network fees and began to review the current fee model as well as some alternate models. The subcommittee has requested additional information from Internet2 staff and will meet in April to continue their work. Charlie McMahon provided an update on the progress of the SIP RFP being reviewed by a committee of community members. Rob Vietzke provided an update on the Internet2 Network build from Seattle to Chicago. Discussions continue and solutions continue to be sought to provide that critical piece of the Internet2 infrastructure. The Council discussed the upcoming changes to the governance structure. The current Councils will be replaced by Policy Advisory Groups (PAGs) in conjunction with seating of the new Board this spring. More information will be forthcoming on these changes at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting. Finally, the Council continued their ongoing discussion of the Innovation Platform. The community review of the Innovation Platform equipment RFI was discussed as well as other progress on and plans for the Innovation Platform.