[tforum] [Fwd: Please Comment on the Draft Federal Networking Plan]

Joe Breen Joe.Breen@utah.edu
Fri, 31 Aug 2007 17:02:25 -0600


The following message has gone out to several national lists soliciting 
input.  I have received it several times due to the significance of the 
thought processes.  I am forwarding it to several lists throughout Utah 
in hopes to solicit input from those on Utah campuses who follow 
strategic networking plans, especially in the government and research 
areas.  The document is a fairly non-technical and high-level read. 
Please provide input via the web link in the message.  The link directly 
to the PDF document is:



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Please Comment on the Draft Federal Networking Plan
Date: 	Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:02:18 -0400
From: 	Miller, Grant <miller@nitrd.gov>
To: 	<lsn@nitrd.gov>, <lsn-jet@nitrd.gov>, <magic@nitrd.gov>
CC: 	McDuffie, Ernest <mcduffie@nitrd.gov>, Bohn, Robert
<bohn@nitrd.gov>, King, Frankie <king@nitrd.gov>


We are seeking your comments and input on the Draft Interim Federal Plan
for Advanced Networking Research and Development.  We are also seeking
comments from the greater networking community so please forward this
request to individuals, organizations and commercial companies with an
interest in a robust Federal networking program over the next 7-8 years.

In January 2007, Dr. John Marburger, Director of OSTP, charged the NSTC
Committee on Technology to* *establish the Interagency Task Force on
Advanced Networking (ITFAN).  The Charge and Terms of Reference directed
ITFAN to develop an interagency Federal Plan for Advanced Networking
Research and Development to provide input to the FY 2009 Federal budget
planning cycle. A Draft Interim Report was delivered May 15.

To finalize this report we are seeking inputs from the wide spectrum of
the networking research and development communities including
university, Federal laboratory, and commercial researchers and
developers.  The final report will provide input to the Federal agencies
for the FY 2010 and beyond Federal budget planning cycles.  The report
including the Charge, Terms of Reference, and findings can be found at
the Web site:

-         www.nitrd.gov/advancednetworkingplan

or at:

-         www.nitrd.gov <http://www.nitrd.gov/> under “What’s New’,
“Solicitation for comment …”

In addition to providing the Draft Interim Report, this Web site
provides guidance and formats for providing comments.

Please provide, by September 30, 2007, your comments, suggestions, and
additions on the information and networking research priorities to
finalize this report.  Your comments and perspective are important to
provide a broad understanding and perspective on future networking needs
and priorities.

Thank you,

Grant Miller
Coordinator, Large Scale Networking
I.T.S. Corporation, A QinetiQ North America Company, in support of the
National Coordination Office for
Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite II-405
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: (703) 292-7928 Fax: (703) 292-9097
Email: miller@nitrd.gov