The current Strategic Plan has enabled Internet2 to refocus our research mission, while also evolving Internet2's portfolio of network services. The Plan has also enabled substantial, visible investments in Internet2's middleware and collaboration tools. In 2010, while Internet2 continues on the path envisioned in the strategic plan, new opportunities and a number of synergistic efforts, presented by emerging technologies, rapid changes in the environment supporting the U.S. R&E Community, and important changes within the Internet2 organization (e.g. changes within our own leadership) require Internet2 to evolve and adapt our strategic directions.
Recognizing these significant changes, the Internet2 Council Officers (ICO) developed a draft document identifying some important additions and realignment of the Internet2 Strategic Plan. The draft plan is available at this link:http://www.internet2.edu/governance/files/20100525_I2_ICO_StrategicFramework-v2.pdf. The ICO would like the community to review this draft document and provide comment. You may elect to fill out a survey available at the following URL: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Internet2_ICO_Survey *OR* you may send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ICO recently conducted a webinar-based open community forum to gather input from the community. However, due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the call was terminated. The slides presented can be found at this link. Additional opportunities for community feedback will be forthcoming.