Two Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) employees were named to lead a pair of prestigious Internet2 committees, the organization recently announced.
“I am extremely proud of Bobby Clark and Brian Miller for their new leadership positions with Internet2,” said Russ Kaurloto, Clemson’s Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. “They excel in their work at Clemson and this recognition from their national peers is well-deserved.”
Internet2 works with its community partners — higher education, state and regional networks, research institutions, government entities, and cultural organizations — to solve technology challenges and develop solutions to advance research. It provides its members (of which Clemson University is a part) across the country with a dynamic, robust technology infrastructure. Members work together to help innovate at scale and advance the global internet.
Bobby Clark, CCIT’s director of procurement and vendor management, was appointed to serve as the inaugural chair for the NET+ Business, Procurement and Legal Advisory Committee (BPLAC). The group provides feedback and makes recommendations to the VP NET+ and Internet2 leadership. Areas of focus include educational materials, supplier criteria and contract management for the Internet2 consortium.
“I am very honored to have the opportunity to lead BPLAC for the next few years,” said Clark. “As a committee member for the last two years, I am proud to be a part of an excellent conversation and share feedback from the committee and Internet2. Having these common discussions about shared concerns and issues is an essential element of strategic planning for all universities and Internet2, and I look forward to expanding those conversations in the future.”
Brian Miller, a CCIT and C-Light network engineer, was elected to serve the vice chair of the Internet2 Network Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) in 2021 and will take over as chair in 2022. The committee provides recommendations on the design and operation of the Internet2 network.
“I have been a part of the Internet2 community since 2008, and the professional relationships that have flourished since then have provided my primary source of technical information and guidance through my various roles with in CCIT over the years,” said Miller. “I was humbled the NTAC group even knew who I was, much less nominate me for this role, but I am honored to represent Clemson’s CCIT program on a national stage.”
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Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 323 U.S. universities, 59 government agencies, 45 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, close to 1,000 InCommon participants, and 58 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.