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					                                      Great Plains Network
                                    Executive Council Meeting
                                           July 6, 2011
                                      Wednesday 1:30 – 2:30

                              Conference Call: 877-366-0711
                                 Passcode: 70725732#


                                             AGENDA

I.        Call to Order                                                       Garelik
II.       Call for Additional Agenda Items                                    Garelik
III.      Minutes                                                             Garelik
       i) Approval June 1, 2011 Minutes*
IV.       Financial Reports                                                   Silvey
       i) Approval of June Financial Statement*

V.        GPN Update*                                                 Mitchell/Monaco

VI.       GPN FY11 Work Plan*                                         Mitchell/Monaco
VII.      State Updates                                                       All
VIII.     Upcoming EC Meetings:
       i) August 3; September 7; October 5
IX.       Adjourn Regular Meeting


NOTE: Agenda Items that have written summaries are marked by an ‘*’. Please review this
material prior to the call to allow more time for discussion.
                      Executive Council Meeting Minutes

                                     June 1, 2011

Present: David Merrifield (for Bob Zimmerman, Arkansas), Mark Askren, James Deaton,
Rick McMullen (for Ravi Pendse, Kansas)
Others present: Paul Lustgraaf, Michael Ruhrdanz, Bill Mitchell, Greg Monaco
Minutes
James moved and Rick seconded approving the May minutes. Motion carried
unanimously.
David moved and James seconded approving the special May minutes. Motion carried
unanimously.
Financials
Financial Statements for May were reviewed by Bill. James moved and Rick seconded
approving the financial statements. Motion carried unanimously.
Update
Bill discussed expectation for increased LHC traffic, commodity Internet services. Bill
and Greg discussed the status of the current work plan.
EC Meeting Packet
Bill asked for input on distribution of the EC meeting packet (wiki vs. email).
Review of Consortium Documents
Bill reviewed proposed changes to the GPN Consortium Document in the areas of
membership and governance to align the document with practice. In the section on
Governance (b3) it was recommended to modify it to read that the delegated chair in the
absence of the EC chair must be another member of the EC. Mark moved and James
seconded accepting the changes as modified in the packet document and with the
recommended modification noted above.
Changes to the networking program committee organizing document were reviewed but
the changes were not acted on. A task force was appointed to work on the guidelines, in
particular the services and fee, comprised of Michael, David, Claude and Bill.
State Updates
Claude requested state updates. Rick mentioned that KAN-Ed had a budget cut that does
not affect KanREN. Michael mentioned that Nebraska is interested in the Wiscnet
peering; will be outsourcing their email; had a nearby data center fire that destroyed it.
Arkansas is expecting finalizing the paperwork for the data center. Oklahoma completed
the first state-wide upgrade of the network in a number of years; is making BTOP Round
2 headway. South Dakota is completing two large centers; is having problems in Pierre
with flooding from the Mississippi.
Mark moved and James seconded adjourning at 10:57 AM. The motion carried
unanimously.
                                                 GPN Financial Statements
                                                   as of June 30, 2011

The YTD FY11 Preliminary Financial Statement for June 2011 is attached for your review.
This statement includes the FY11 budgets approved by the Executive Council and the Networking Committee, and reflects the
actual fund balances as of July 1, 2010.

CONSORTIUM NOTES
Line 1: Fee schedule same as FY10-- KS, MO, NE, SD, AR, OK pay full member fees of $20,000 each plus $1,000 for each I2
regular member
Line 2: Fee schedule same as FY10-- Adva, Ciena, Fujitsu, IA, MN, WISCnet will pay affiliate fees @ $5,000 per Affiliate. FY11
revised to reflect NWS departure.
Line 3: Assuming Annual Meeting Revenues and Expenses will offset.
Line 4: Assuming three workshops for FY11 per Greg Monaco and that revenues will offset expenses.
Line 5: budgeted as a contingency.
Line 6: Assuming revenues and expenses will offset. Revised to reduce to reflect FY10 actuals.
Line 7: Reduced to reflect FY10 actuals
Line 8: Budgeted the same as FY10 for possible sponsorships at conferences.
Line 9: Quilt dues are split 50/50 between Consortium and Network.
Line 10: Assumes no change in services for MOREnet Fees.
Line 11: The contract with K-State has the indirect amount being $8,900. Due to less student salaries the actual amount should
be lower than the contract amount.
Line 12: Budgeted to include increasing number of face to face meetings
Line 13: Budgeted based on FY10 usage.
Line 14: Budgeted assuming travel costs for state visits.
Line 15: Lowered from FY10 since FY10 contained start-up costs for new Executive Director.
Line 16: Budgeted based on FY10.
Line 17: Salary and benefits for Director of Research--revised to reflect no increase.
Line 18: Salary and benefits for Executive Director @ .75FTE with 20% being charged to the Consortium--revised to reflect no
increase.
Line 19: Discretionary expenses to provide flexibility for Director of Research and Executive Director.
Line 20: Reserve Balance includes 'set aside' for 60 day operating reserve of $48,000.

NETWORK NOTES
Line 1: Fee schedule--connection fees same as FY10. KS, NE, MO, IA, MN, OK, SD @ 116,500 and WISCnet paying 15,300.
In FY11, MO, KS, OK, NE, & IA will also pay $9,000 each for second 10g for Content Peering Service. Revised to reflect NWS
Line 2: FY11 fee schedule same as FY10. SEGP for KS, NE, MO, OK, & AR pass through of costs.
Line 3: MOREnet NOC Support to remain the same as FY10.
Line 4: GR NOC Contract as approved by the Network Program Committee ($15,620+ $4,500 one-time).
Line 5: Budgeted $100,000 for equipment. Reduced to reflect Network Planning Committee recommendations: no major capital
expense in FY11.
Line 6: Budgeted same as FY10
Line 7: Budgeted same as FY10
Line 8: SEGP fees to remain the same as FY10. AR, KS, NE, MO, OK pass-through.
Line 9: I2 connectivity fees increased for KS, MO, NE, OK and ISU for the 2nd 10g I2 connection.
Line 10: Quilt dues to remain the same as FY10 and are moved 100% to Network for FY12 and beyond.
Line 11: Assumes no change in services for MOREnet Fees.
Line 12: Budgeted to include increasing number of face to face meetings.
Line 13: Budgeted based on FY10 usage.
Line 14: Budgeted assuming travel costs for state visits.
Line 15: Operating supplies for New Exec Director.
Line 16: Salary & benefits for Executive director @ .75FTE with 80% being charged to the Network--revised to reflect no
increase.
Line 17: Remove the contract support staff from Network Program. If assistance is needed it can be paid from 'discretionary
expenses.'
Line 18: Discretionary expenses to provide flexibility for Director of Research and Executive Director.
Line 19: Reserve Balance includes 'set aside' for 60 day operating reserve of $57,000 and equipment reserve of $300,000.

Revenues this month
$20,000 Estimated Annual Meeting Revenues are included.

Expenses this month
$4,000 Estimated Annual Meeting Expenses are included, as well as $900 in poster prizes and $884 in supplies..
University of IN GR NOC additional expenses
4th qtr Univ of NE co-location
                               GPN Financial Statements
                                    as of June 30, 2011


                                CONSORTIUM/RESEARCH

                                             YTD                  FY11 Original     FY11 Revised
                                            Actuals                 Budget            Budget
Revenues
State Member Fees                     $          142,000      $          142,000    $   142,000     Line 1
Affiliate Member Fees                 $           30,000      $           35,000    $    30,000     Line 2
Annual Meeting                        $           20,075      $           25,000    $    25,000     Line 3
Workshops                                                     $            3,500    $     3,500     Line 4
                                      $          192,075      $          205,500    $   200,500


Member Support
Equipment                                                     $             2,000   $     2,000     Line 5
Workshops                                                     $             3,500   $     3,500     Line 6
Annual Meeting                        $               5,784   $            30,000   $    27,000     Line 7
Promotion                             $               1,000   $             2,000   $     2,000     Line 8

Administration
QUILT Membership                      $            8,000      $             8,000   $     8,000     Line 9
MOREnet Admin                         $           15,609      $            15,609   $    15,609     Line 10
KSU Indirect                          $            7,980      $             7,905   $     7,905     Line 11
Meeting Expense                       $              991      $             4,000   $     4,000     Line 12
Phones/Conferencing Services          $            3,228      $             3,600   $     3,600     Line 13
Travel-Staff                          $            6,833      $            12,000   $    12,000     Line 14
Supplies & Equipment                  $              517      $             2,000   $     2,000     Line 15

Personnel
Support/Contract Staff                $           16,134      $           13,004    $    13,004 Line 16
Director of Research                  $          144,811      $          147,246    $   143,835 Line 17
Executive Director                    $           28,618      $           31,824    $    31,122 Line 18

Discretionary Expenses                                        $            12,000   $    12,000 Line 19

Total Consortium/Research Expense     $          239,505      $          294,688    $   287,575

Revenue over Expenses                 $           (47,430) $              (89,188) $     (87,075)

Reserve Balance FY10                  $          254,965      $          254,965    $   254,965
Actual YTD Reserve Balance            $          207,535

Budgeted Year End Reserve Balance                             $          165,777    $   167,890 Line 20
                               GPN Financial Statements
                                 as of June 30, 2011


                                     NETWORK

                                       YTD              FY11 Original        FY11 Revised
                                      Actuals             Budget               Budget
Revenues
Connections                      $        876,250   $          920,800   $          875,800 Line 1
SEGP                             $        200,000   $          200,000   $          200,000 Line 2
                                 $      1,076,250   $        1,120,800   $        1,075,800


Infrastructure
MOREnet NOC Support*             $         94,500   $           94,500   $          94,500     Line 3
GR NOC Reporting Contract        $          7,810                        $          20,120     Line 4
Equipment                        $            741   $         100,000    $          25,000     Line 5
Co-location**                    $         16,436   $          16,440    $          16,440     Line 6
Maintenance                      $         21,853   $          26,635    $          26,635     Line 7
SEGP***                          $        200,000   $         200,000    $         200,000     Line 8
I2 Connectivity Fees-10 gig      $        525,000   $         525,000    $         525,000     Line 9

Administration
Quilt*****                       $          8,000   $            8,000   $           8,000     Line 10
MOREnet Admin                    $         15,609   $           15,609   $          15,609     Line 11
Meeting Expense                  $          1,121   $            4,000   $           4,000     Line 12
Phones/Conferencing Services     $          1,669   $            3,600   $           3,600     Line 13
Travel-Staff                     $          9,860   $            8,000   $           8,000     Line 14
Supplies & Equipment             $          1,127   $            2,000   $           2,000     Line 15

Personnel
Support/Contract Staff           $          2,118                        $             225 Line 18
Executive Director               $        114,884   $         127,296    $         124,491 Line 16
Support Contract Staff                              $           8,000    $               - Line 17

Discretionary Expenses                              $            8,000   $           7,775 Line 18

Total Networking Expense         $      1,020,727   $        1,147,080   $        1,081,395

Revenue over Expenses            $         55,523   $          (26,280) $            (5,595)

Reserve Balance FY10             $        373,270   $         373,270    $         373,270
Actual YTD Reserve Balance       $        428,793

Budgeted Year End Reserve Balance                   $         346,990    $         367,675 Line 19
                   FY11 Revenues




          Revenue Budget and Actuals
          Customer                       Actual          Actual
                             Actual      Other        Connection      Actual     Actual Total
                           Member Fees Revenues          Fees         SEGP         Invoice      Budget Total
KanRen                       23,000.00                 125,500.00    38,000.00     186,500.00     186,500.00

MOREnet                       24,000.00               125,500.00     48,000.00     197,500.00     197,500.00

Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln      21,000.00     450.00    125,500.00     36,000.00     182,950.00     182,500.00

Univ of South Dakota          26,000.00               116,500.00                   142,500.00     142,500.00

Univ of Arkansas              24,000.00                              38,000.00      62,000.00      62,000.00

Oklahoma State Univ           24,000.00               125,500.00     40,000.00     189,500.00     189,500.00

ADVA Optical Networking        5,000.00                                              5,000.00       5,000.00

Ciena Ltd                      5,000.00                                              5,000.00       5,000.00

Fujitsu                        5,000.00                                              5,000.00       5,000.00

Iowa State Univ                5,000.00               125,500.00                   130,500.00     130,500.00

Univ of MN                     5,000.00               116,500.00                   121,500.00     121,500.00

National Weather Service                                                                  -        50,000.00

Wiscnet                        5,000.00                 15,300.00                   20,300.00      20,300.00

Workshops & Annual Meeting                20,075.00                                 20,075.00      28,500.00
                             172,000.00   20,525.00   875,800.00    200,000.00   1,268,325.00   1,326,300.00
                                   GPN Financial Statements
                                     as of June 30, 2011

                                    Expenses Paid Journal
Payable
 Date             Account          Amount                              Description and Notes
   7/1/2010             789510 $     9,600.00    UCAID I2 colocation
   7/6/2010             789000         100.00    ARIN fees
   7/1/2010             724000     200,000.00    UCAID SEGP
   7/1/2010             724000     525,000.00    UCAID Connectivity Fees
   7/1/2010             740300      (1,971.54)   Dell server purchased in FY10 but not invoiced yet
  7/21/2010             724000          97.48    Conference Group LLC
  7/30/2010   705100 & 710500       12,965.75    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
  7/27/2010             789000      21,357.60    AT&T-maintenance on network equipment
  7/23/2010             723100           1.05    Postage
   8/5/2010             721100         122.18    Bill Mitchell--Wash U site visit
   8/4/2010             721100          85.28    Bill Mitchell-visit to Columbia MO
   8/5/2010             724000         125.86    Conference Group LLC
   8/4/2010             725000       1,000.00    Univ of OK-sponsorship for conference
  8/11/2010             740300       1,703.79    Dell server purchased in FY10
   8/4/2010             750000      45,274.00    KS State Univ
  8/31/2010   705100 & 710500       12,965.75    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
  8/19/2010   724500 & 724400          321.56    Greg Monaco phone & wireless expenses
  8/23/2010             740150          49.95    Bill Mitchell expenses
  8/19/2010             721200          31.20    Greg Monaco travel expense
  8/27/2010             721200          16.00    Bill Mitchell travel
  8/27/2010             721500          60.00    Bill Mitchell wireless expense
  9/30/2010   705100 & 710500       12,967.13    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
  9/20/2010             721100          92.70    Enterprise-Bill Mitchell travel expense
  9/20/2010             721200         250.00    Quilt conference fee-Mitchell
  9/20/2010             721200         450.00    Internet2 conference fee-Mitchell
  9/20/2010             721200         137.87    Mitchell car rental and travel expenses
  9/20/2010             721200         237.40    Frontier Air-Mitchell travel
  9/16/2010             724000         161.36    Conference Group LLC
  9/20/2010             724500          93.98    Sprint-2 mos Mitchell cell phone
  9/20/2010             740150         245.87    Google Services-corporate gmail accounts
  9/20/2010             789300         395.00    Merit Network-RadB renewal
  10/8/2010             721200         960.08    Bill Mitchell travel to Quilt meeting
  10/8/2010             724500          30.00    Bill Mitchell wireless expense
 10/14/2010             750000      62,859.00    2qtrs of MOREnet Admin per MOU
  10/8/2010             721100          64.78    Eric Anderson, server and core connections service
 10/20/2010             721200       1,749.75    Greg Monaco, Conf in DC
 10/20/2010   724500 & 724400          322.20    Greg Monaco phone & wireless expenses
 10/20/2010             740300         920.36    AT&T
 10/20/2010             724500          46.99    Sprint-1 mo Mitchell cell phone
 10/31/2010   705100 & 710500       12,472.22    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
 10/25/2010             724000         172.59    Conference Group LLC
 10/27/2010             723100           1.22    Postage
 11/12/2010             721200       2,093.76    Salt Lake and Atlanta Mtgs-Bill Mitchell
 11/12/2010             724500          30.00    Bill Mitchell wireless expense
 11/30/2010   705100 & 710500       12,379.01    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
 11/22/2010             721100          72.38    Hank Niederhelm travel to GPN mtg in KC
 11/16/2010             721200         745.48    PJ Clayton to Fall I2 Mtg in Atlanta
 11/22/2010             739200         104.97    Bill Mitchell supplies
 11/22/2010             739800         114.95    Domain Name Renewal-Network Solutions
 11/29/2010             750100       1,126.44    Eric Anderson, server and core connections service
 11/17/2010             789510       1,708.89    Univ of NE-1st Qtr Co-location
 11/22/2010             724500          46.99    Sprint-Mitchell cell phone
 11/29/2010             724000          88.40    UM Telcom-non-recurring charge
 12/31/2010   705100 & 710500       12,378.30    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
 12/15/2010             721100          63.80    Mitchell in-state travel charges
 12/17/2010             721200         835.40    PJ Clayton to Fall I2 Mtg in Atlanta
 12/15/2010             721200         322.21    Bill Mitchell out of state mtgs travel exp
 12/17/2010             724000          28.42    Conference Group LLC
 12/15/2010             724500          30.00    Bill Mitchell wireless expense
  12/8/2010             750000      38,918.07    1st qtr expenses-KS State Univ-Monaco and staff exp
 12/20/2010   721200 & 730100        1,848.95    Greg Monaco travel expense-New Orleans and NE
 12/20/2010   724400 & 724500          321.98    Greg Monaco cell charges and internet charges
 12/22/2010             789510       1,708.89    Univ of NE-2nd Qtr Co-location
 12/21/2010             724500          46.99    Sprint-1 mo Mitchell cell phone
 12/30/2010             723100           1.05    Postage
 12/21/2010             730900          19.38    Eric Anderson, server and core connections service
 12/20/2010             739200           9.59    Greg M. computer supplies
 12/21/2010             730100         230.91    WAM office supplies
  1/31/2011   705100 & 710500       12,982.47    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
   1/6/2011             724000         184.04    Conference Group LLC- 2 months
   1/5/2011             738300      16,000.00    QUILT dues for 2011
                                       GPN Financial Statements
                                         as of June 30, 2011

                                         Expenses Paid Journal
    Payable
     Date               Account         Amount                             Description and Notes
       1/3/2011               750000     31,429.50    3rd qtr of MOREnet Admin per MOU
      1/21/2011     730000 & 721700       1,281.39    Bill Mitchell, KC meeting
      1/21/2011               721200        910.30    PJ Clayton to I2 Mtg in SC
      1/21/2011               724500         46.99    Sprint-Mitchell cell phone
      2/28/2011     705100 & 710500      12,982.48    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
      2/16/2011               721200        580.13    PJ Clayton travel to Joint Tech Mtg in Clemson SC
       2/8/2011               721700        744.45    KC Meeting exp, Mitchell cr cd
      2/17/2011               724000        277.89    Conference Group LLC
      2/21/2011               724500         46.99    Sprint-1 mo Mitchell cell phone
       2/8/2011               724500         49.75    Bill Mitchell wireless expense
      2/21/2011               730100         94.00    Bill Mitchell office supplies
      2/17/2011               750100        378.00    Confluence Consulting-DSG
      3/15/2011               724000        242.72    Conference Group LLC
      3/22/2011               721200        318.40    Bill Mitchell Travel-I2 Meeting
      3/15/2011               739200        509.25    IN University
       3/4/2011               750000     44,457.05    KS State Univ-2nd qtr expenses
      3/15/2011               793000      3,395.75    IN University
      3/22/2011               724500         45.00    Bill Mitchell wireless expense
      3/21/2011               721200        450.00    I2 Registration Fee for Bill Mitchell
      3/21/2011               724500         46.99    Sprint-1 mo Mitchell cell phone
      3/21/2011               724700          1.62    Audio Conference Fees
      3/28/2011               723100          0.44    postage
      3/31/2011     705100 & 710500      12,982.48    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
      4/30/2011     705100 & 710500      12,982.47    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
                    724500, 724400,                   Greg Monaco travel, cell charges, and internet charges 4
         4/7/2011   721000                  741.21    mos
        4/13/2011             724500         45.00    Mitchell wireless expense
        4/19/2011             730100        196.96    Mitchell office supplies
        4/13/2011             750000     38,927.53    KS State Univ-3rd qtr expenses
         4/1/2011             750000     31,429.50    4th qtr of MOREnet Admin per MOU
         4/1/2011             789510      1,708.89    Univ of NE-3rd Qtr Co-location
        4/19/2011             724700         14.11    Audio Conference Fees
        4/26/2011             724000        207.92    Conference Group LLC
        4/27/2011             740150         24.99    Norton Software for Bill Mitchell
         5/5/2011             721200        961.86    Bill Mitchell Travel-I2 Meeting in DC
         5/5/2011             724500         45.00    Bill Mitchell wireless expense
        5/12/2011             721200      1,008.06    Shannon Spurling network support-travel to I2 mtg
        5/10/2011             724000        328.16    Conference Group LLC
        5/31/2011   705100 & 710500       7,484.23    Bill Mitchell salary & benefits
        5/20/2011             740150        228.95    computer supplies-Mitchell
        5/20/2011             724700         17.22    Audio Conference Fees
        5/20/2011             724500         46.99    Sprint-1 mo Mitchell cell phone
        5/20/2011             721200        869.40    Shannon Spurling network support-travel to I2 mtg
        6/15/2011             721100        264.66    Rex Peterson-GPN Annual Meeting Network
         6/8/2011             721100        394.32    Mitchell-GPN annual mtg
         6/8/2011             721100         98.58    Mitchell- Lawrence mtg
         6/8/2011             721200         21.15    Mitchell-GPN annual mtg and Lawrence mtg
         6/9/2011             721200         99.78    Monaco-KanRen & Mitchell mtgs
         6/9/2011   721200 & 730100       3,461.59    Monaco-I2 & GPN mtgs
         6/9/2011             724400         75.90    Monaco-internet service
         6/9/2011             724500        261.40    Monaco-cell service
         6/8/2011             724500         45.00    Mitchell-cell service
        6/30/2011             721000      4,000.00    Estimated annual meeting expenses per KSU
        6/16/2011             721100        298.02    PJ Clayton--annual mtg travel
        6/22/2011             721800        900.00    annual meeting winners
        6/27/2011             724000        220.18    Conference Group LLC
        6/21/2011   789300 & 739200       3,905.00    IN University-software development & support GR NOC
        6/27/2011             789510      1,708.89    Univ of NE-4th qtr co-location
        6/30/2011   705100 & 710500       7,960.00    Estimated Bill Mitchell salaries & benefits

Total                                  1,260,232.62
Great Plains Network
FY10 Annual Meeting Revenues and Expenses
as of June 30, 2011


Revenues
    Sponsorships
    Registrations
    Estimate per Greg Monaco                        20,000.00
    Total Revenues                                $ 20,000.00


Expenses
    Embassy Suites Hotel
         Food & Beverages
         Rooms
         Audio-Visual
         Misc-Estimate per KSU staff   4,000.00
                                                    4,000.00

    Poster Winners                                    900.00
    Greg Monaco-Promo Items
    Credit Card Service Charges
                                                      884.00

Total Expenses                                    $ 5,784.00
                                       AGENDA ITEM V

                                           GPN UPDATE
                                  For the July 6, 2011 EC Meeting


CONSORTIUM/RESEARCH UPDATE

1.   GPN2011 Annual Meeting Summary
2.   Strategic Planning Workshop Summary and next steps
3.   CI Program: Working groups are proceeding.
4.   GpENI meeting (Bil will do)


GPN2011 Annual Meeting Summary
There were over 100 attendees and nearly one dozen sponsors, requiring more space than ever
for attendees and sponsors.

After the meeting we had a debriefing to discuss
    1. Location--Charissa from KSU will be preparing an RFP to submit to various hotels in KC
    2. Sessions--perhaps several tracks with keynotes throughout for all attendees. One idea for tracks
        would be an R&E Track, a Technical Networking Track, and a Vendor Track that run in parallel.
    3. Poster Session & Judging -- perhaps poster session & judging on Thursday evening with awards
        Friday afternoon
    4. To encourage more grad student submissions, we may want to include free registration for any
        graduate student who is the lead author on a paper or poster.

The evaluations for the meeting came from nearly half of the attendees. A report is attached. A
few things stood:
   1. Organization and running of the conference received high marks. We plan to go with
       KSU, again.
   2. Good speakers.
   3. The need for at least two tracks in the future.
   4. The value of the Birds of a Feather sessions: This year we had more of these AND there
       were even two going on at the same time!
   5. Recommendation for for workshops either before and/or after the event.
   6. GPN appears to have met our stated objectives for this year (Q.15)




Strategic Planning Summary and Next Steps
The strategic planning workshop produced a partially revised mission and vision statement
emphasizing GPN’s role as a community -- a community of networks, institutions, and people.
The networking and CI strategic directions remain in addition to new strategic direction(s) that
emphasize GPN’s role as a community builder and that encompass many of the community-
building activities in which GPN has historically been engaged.
Next steps are to
1. Refine the Vision & Mission
2. Refine the strategic directions & objectives in light of the V&M.
3. Obtain Community Input on proposed new strategic plan
4. Present to Executive Council



CI Program
The members of the CI Program had their first opportunity to meet one another at GPN2011.

Working groups are proceeding. There are calendars of CI training at the GPN web site as well as a
calendar of events at the GPN home page.

There is a start at collaboration between the CI Program and the Networking Program. The
chairs of each are informed of meetings of the opposite program.

NETWORK UPDATE

    1. Working Group 1 is close to completing its work and expects to forward three documents
       for approval at the August EC meeting: 1) revisions to the Network Program Committee
       Operational Guidelines; 2) GPN Service and Fee Schedule; and 3) GPN Network Policy
       and Procedure Manual.
    2. Two Community Calls were held to gain community input for Working Group 4
       (Equipment Futures) with a total of 2 attendees. A more formal approach is being
       developed in conjunction with the CI Working Group gain input from the research
       community.
    3. A final proposal for the WicsNet Peering Service has been sent to the interested
       participants. This has been put on hold pending resolution to the WiscNet legislative
       situation.
    4. The Internet2 Community Anchor Economic Models was released in July and generated
       considerable debate within the state and regional networks, espcially wrt creating
       a national program office with 7fte and a 2M+ operating budget. This would raise
       SEGP fees for everyone and very possible general I2 connection fees. GPN signed off
       on a group response coordinated by the QUILT. Additional information is at http://
       www.usucan.org/about/task-force.cfm
    5. The GENI Project office hopes to fund 5-6 State/Regional Networks to add GENI racks
       and openflow switches. A solicitation should be forthcoming this fall pending NSF
       funding.
    6. U. S. Ignite is an initiative lead by the White House Office of Science and Technology
       Policy (OSTP) and in cooperation with NSF’s Directorate for Computer & Information
       Sciences & Engineering (CISE). The initiative’s goal is “to spark the development of
       killer apps in areas of national priority: health, education, energy, economic development
       (including advanced manufacturing), transportation, and public safety”.

        Glen Ricart has been hired as a consultant to lead U. S. IGNITE. Following is a link
        to a workshop held in May that provides additional information. They hope to attract
     additional institutions and their associated regional networks in the next funding round.
     http://www.nsf.gov/cise/usignite/usignite_workshop.jsp

  7. The June NOC reports are available at:

     http://www.greatplains.net/display/NOC/Network+Operations+Center


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                                         AGENDA ITEM VI
                            GPN FY11 Work Plan -July 6 , 2011
          Strategic                                                                                                                                                                               Current
Project                                          Item                               Category    Due Date      Status                               Comment                             Owner
          Objective                                                                                                                                                                               Update
                       Revamp GPN’s online presence to: 1) make
                       information more accessible to the public and the
      1 2.2.2          GPN Community; and 2) to create a more accessible           Consortium              Completed
                       environment for GPN business functions, official
                       documents repository and working group support                                                                                                                              5/22/2011
                       Update GPN brochures, handouts, etc. to reflect
      2 2.2.2                                                                      Consortium              Behind        Updated GPN handouts for NE meeting                                      12/22/2010
                       GPN’s current direction and programs
      3 2.1.3           Increase corporation support for GPN activities            Consortium              On Target     Fujitsu has re-joined the community                                       6/29/2011
                       Identify and support activities (including presentations)
      4 2.1.1,2.2.2    by GPN and its membership at regional and national          Consortium              On Target     Presentation at Digital Humanities workshop on GPN.
                       conferences/workshops                                                                                                                                                       6/29/2011
                       Review the Consortium official documents and align
      6                                                                            Consortium              Completed     Revised Document approved at June EC Meeting                 WAM           7/1/2011
                       with current/desired practice

                       Review and update, if needed, membership criteria
      7                                                                            Consortium              Dropped       combined into project 6                                      WAM          3/30/2011
                       and categories

      8                Evaluate value of the current standing committees           Consortium              Not Started                                                                             8/30/2010
      9                Complete the State visits                                   Consortium              On Target     NE and Missouri Completed                                                12/22/2010
                                                                                                                         June 1 Planning Workshop results are being drafted and
     10                Update the Strategic Plan                                   Consortium              On Target                                                                  WAM           7/1/2011
                                                                                                                         will be distributed in July for comment
        2.1.1, 2.1.2, Implement CI 2010 Planning Project
     11                                                                    CI                              On Target     working groups identifying specific services                              5/22/2011
        2.2.2         recommendations as approved by the EC
                      Create Charter for CI Program Committee and
     11                                                                    CI                    9/29/2010 Completed                                                                  GEM         12/22/2010
                      present to EC                                                                                      Approved at the November 19 EC Meeting
                      Develop and execute a formal work plan for the
      5 2.2.2         Annual Conference to provide more timely information Consortium                      Completed                                                                  GEM         12/22/2010
                      and increase attendance
     5b 2.2.2          Annual Meeting                                              Consortium     6/1/2011 On Target     Starting to plan for GPN2012                                 GEM
                                                                                                                                                                                                   6/29/2011
     11                Communicate Results of CIAC Report                          CI            9/29/2010 Completed     Continue to discuss at state meetings                        GEM         12/22/2010
                       Form CI Program Committee: Membership,
     11                                                                            CI           10/15/2010 Completed                                                                  GEM          4/29/2011
                       Leadership, Financing
                       Monthly newsletter on technical advances/uses
     11                                                                            CI                      On Target     summer issue will come after annual meeting                  Kate/Greg
                       across GPN and nationally.                                                                                                                                                  5/22/2011
                       Providing regular email, blog, twitter, etc.
     11                communication on the latest developments in                 CI                      On Target     Recent tutorial on Visimeet                                  Kate/Greg
                       cyberinfrastructure.                                                                                                                                                        6/29/2011
                       Develop approaches to promote member activities
     12 2..1.1,2.2.2                                                               CI                      On Target     Calendars, resource lists, IPv6 Press Release, etc.          Kate/Greg
                       around advanced networking and CI                                                                                                                                           6/29/2011
                       Develop a regional CI Planning Cookbook and                                                       Presentation at Internet2 went well. Considering a written
     13 2.1.2                                                                      CI                      Started                                                                                 4/29/2011
                       conduct for-fee workshops on it’s implementation                                                  paper.
                                                                                                           Final drafts of the Network Program Committee Operating
                  Review the Network Program Structure and all official                                    Guideline, a new GPN Service and Fee Schedule and a
14                documents to align with current/desired practice      Networking   4/30/2010 Behind      Network Policy and Procedure Manual will be distributed to WAM       7/1/2011
                  (Working Group 1)                                                                        the NPC for approval in July. They will then be presented
                                                                                                           to the EC for approval at the August EC Meeting
                  Review and implement any approved changes to the
15                                                                      Networking    9/1/2010 Completed   Project Complete                                                    11/1/2010
                  Network Fee Structure for FY12-FY14
                  Complete and implement the CIC OmniPoP – Great
16 1.1.2          Plains Network Reciprocal Internet2 Back-up           Networking   12/9/2010 Completed   Project Complete                                             WAM
                  Agreement                                                                                                                                                    1/25/2011
                  Expand the GPN Peering Exchange to include, when
                                                                                                           WiscNet Peering Proposal has been tabled until we can
                  feasible, commodity internet and direct peering with
17 1.1.2                                                               Networking    6/30/2010 Behind      gain a better understanding of the impact to WiscNet of      WAM
                  other RONs and with local, regional and national
                                                                                                           recently passed legislation in Wisconsin
                  commercial peers (Working Group 3)
                                                                                                                                                                                7/1/2011
                  Evolve the current 95% Percentile usage trigger point
18 1.1.4                                                                Networking             Dropped     combined into project #25                                    WAM   12/22/2010
                  into a more sophisticated measure
                  Review current equipment configurations and make                                         Working Group chair has stepped down. Brad Fleming has
19 1.1.4          changes where there is sufficient value to the        Networking             Behind      agreed to chair. Two open community calls were held and WAM          7/1/2011
                  membership (Working Group 4)                                                             only 2 participants called in
                  Survey other RONs wrt layer 2 & 3 services, future                                       Survey has been completed by The QUILT and results
20 1.1.3                                                                Networking            Completed                                                                 WAM    1/11/2011
                  plans for 100g, etc.                                                                     provided to GPN Working Groups as input to their efforts.
                  Explore cost/benefit of a GPN fiber connection from
                  L3 to Grand (Carrier Hotel) to take advantage of                                         Working Group has stepped down. Hank Niederhelm has
21 1.1.1                                                                Networking   6/30/2011 Behind                                                                   WAM    5/18/2011
                  services available in the Grant Building (Working                                        agreed to chair.
                  Group 5)
                                                                                                           Basic reports are complete and custom reports are being
22 1.1.4          Implement the GR NOC monitoring project               Networking            Behind                                                               WAM
                                                                                                           developed. URL sent to technical community for comments
                                                                                                                                                                               5/18/2011

                  Review and implement needed policies, including the
23 1.1.1                                                              Networking               Dropped     combined into project #25                                    WAM   12/22/2010
                  AUP, security and ION reservation

                  Review ‘oversubscription’ of back-up agreements in a
24 1.1.4          DR environment and prioritize network-related        Networking              Dropped     combined into project #25                                    WAM   12/22/2010
                  services
                  Review existing policies and operating procedures
                                                                                                           A Network Policy and Procedure Manual has been
25 1.1.4          and recommend any needed changes and additions Networking          4/30/2010 On Target                                                                WAM     7/1/2011
                                                                                                           finalized and will be submitted to the NPC in July
                  (Working Group 2)
                                                                                                           we have been using the web site to post collected data for
                  Implement repository service for people, items,                                          resources, projects using the resources and contact info--
26 2.1.1, 2.2.2                                                         Consortium             On Target
                  projects                                                                                 considering an eduperson type of schema for identifying
                                                                                                           this info                                                           5/22/2011
                                                                                                           NSF is holding its own workshop at Princeton. Members of
27 2.1.1, 2.2.2   Workshop for NSF data management                      Consortium             On Target   the GPN community will be meeting over this topic at                4/29/2011
                                                                                                           GPN2011.

				
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