ERIC Number: ED356768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the NREN Workshop (Monterey, California, September 16-18, 1992).
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, NY.; Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Washington, DC.; Computing Research Association.
A summary is presented of the deliberations of a workshop devoted to the National Research and Education Network (NREN). It also includes policy papers from 18 organizations that broadly represent NREN constituencies in government, education, and industry. The NREN is one of the major components of the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194). In the Act, Congress posed six questions about NREN policy, and asked for answers by December 1992. The workshop was held to develop informed commentary on the major issues of the congressional questions. Conclusions about the major issues that were widely shared are as follows: (1) the act and the program of the current administration are important first steps in network establishment; (2) the NREN should facilitate development of a national information infrastructure and provide tools for research and demonstrations of technology; (3) NREN should be a national network program supported by the communications infrastructure of the country; and (4) the NREN should be a truly national program with partners in industry, government, and higher education. Specific recommendations are made for policy questions, and other issues are developed. Two charts and four tables illustrate the discussion. Appendix A contains the 18 position papers from industry, universities, and interested bodies. Appendix B lists workshop participants. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Networks, National Programs, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Private Sector, Professional Associations, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Telecommunications, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, NY.; Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Washington, DC.; Computing Research Association.