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  • From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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  • Subject: New Community-Developed Strategy Sets Fresh Direction for Internet2
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 10:52:50 -0400

New Community-Developed Strategy Sets Fresh Direction for Internet2
Board of Trustees Affirms Plan for Advanced Networking Consortium

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 9, 2008 - Capping an eight-month-long
community-driven process, the Internet2 Board of Trustees today approved a
new strategic plan for Internet2.

Formed in 1996 by 34 universities, Internet2 today brings together more than
300 member organizations from academia, industry and government. The broad
Internet2 community includes 38 U.S. state education networks and
international partner organizations representing more than 50 other
countries. Since its inception, Internet2's activities have grown to include
advanced network applications, middleware, tools and services.

Looking ahead to 2013, the strategic plan lays out a core mission for the
Internet2 community of ensuring that scholars and researchers have access to
the advanced networks, tools and support required for the next generation of
collaborative discovery and innovation, and of effectively preparing today's
students to be the next generation of innovators. The goals identified to
fulfill the mission are to:

* Design, operate, and continually advance a leading-edge research and
education network as a national asset,

* Provide researchers and scholars with the tools and support they need to
envision and execute the next generation of collaborative discovery,

* Maintain vigorous partnership, outreach, and advocacy programs to jointly
develop, promote, and share the transformational power of
cyberinfrastructure throughout the communities in which we work and live,

* Operate the Internet2 organization as an exemplary membership organization
with financial transparency and member engagement at all levels in order to
achieve the membership's shared objectives as articulated through
participatory governance and continuous assessment.

The Internet2 Strategic Planning and Execution Committee, in collaboration
with Internet2 staff, now will work from the approved strategic plan to
develop implementation plans to be presented at the Fall 2008 Internet2
Member Meeting scheduled for 13-16 October in New Orleans, Louisiana hosted
by Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative

Additional details about the Internet2 Strategic Plan can be found at:

About Internet2
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the
research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions
of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and
unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development,
deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings
the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders
from industry, government and the international community to undertake
collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.
For more information:

Media contact:
Lauren Rotman

  • New Community-Developed Strategy Sets Fresh Direction for Internet2, Lauren Rotman, 07/09/2008

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