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InCommon Advisory Committees and Working Groups

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InCommon’s advisory committees and working groups provide leadership opportunities for community members who contribute their insights, expertise, and talents within Identity and Access Management. From these collaborations, we develop best practices, implement technologies, identify challenges, work to fill gaps, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and peers. Curious what each committee does to help move the community forward? Please check the section below with links to committees’ respective wiki pages for additional information.

InCommon Steering Committee

The InCommon Steering Committee provides high-level governance, including policies and general practices primarily for the InCommon Federation and related community activities. Meeting minutes are available on the wiki. You can find the InCommon bylaws, which govern the Steering Committee, and the InCommon LLC document, along with a number of other documents, on the Policies page.

Below is the current membership. We also maintain a list of all past and present InCommon Steering members.

Membership

Member Role Organization Term Ends
Marc Wallman Chair North Dakota State University 2025
Chris Misra Vice Chair University of Massachusetts Amherst 2023
Rachana Ananthakrishnan Secretary Globus, University of Chicago 2024
Brad Christ Member Eastern Washington University 2025
Jeff Erickson Member National Institutes of Health 2025
Bernie Gulachek Member University of Minnesota 2025
Kristi Holmes Member Northwestern University 2023
Jeremy Livingston Member Stevens Institute of Technolgy 2023
Christine Miki Member Benelogic 2024
Laura Paglione Member Spherical Cow Group 2023
Dave Robinson Member Grinnell College 2025
Jim Stewart Member UETN 2025
Ann West Member Internet2
David Bantz Liaison from CTAB University of Alaska 2023
Margaret Cullen Liaison from CACTI Painless Security 2025
Keith Wessel Liaison from TAC University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2025
Kevin Morooney Advisor Internet2
Steve Zoppi Advisor Internet2
Klass Wierenga Advisor GÉANT
Elaine Alejo Flywheel Internet2

InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides recommendations relating to the operation and management of InCommon Federation with respect to technical issues. It is advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. The TAC charter is available on the web and the  TAC wiki includes public meeting minutes and other information.

Current Membership (you can also view a list of all past and present TAC members)

Member Role Organization Term Ends
Keith Wessel Chair University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2025
Heather Flanagan Vice Chair Spherical Cow Consulting 2023
Joanne Boomer Member University of Missouri 2024
Judith Bush Member OCLC 2023
Matthew Economou Member Independent Contractor 2024
Derek Eiler Member University of Nevada System 2025
Eric Goodman Member University of California Office of the President 2025
Matthew Porter Member Benelogic 2024
Steven Premeau Member University of Maine 2023
Mark Rank Member Cirrus Identity 2025
Krysten Stevens Member REN-ISAC 2025
Les LaCroix Liaison from CACTI Carleton College
David Bantz Liaison from CTAB University of Alaska
David Walker Subject Matter Expert Independent
Albert Wu Flywheel Internet2

 

InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB)

The Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) represents the InCommon community in InCommon Federation’s trust and assurance related programs and initiatives. It is advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. The CTAB wiki includes the charter, meeting minutes, and additional information

Member Role Organization Term Ends
David Bantz Chair University of Alaska 2023
Jon Miner Vice Chair University of Wisconsin-Madison 2023
Warren Anderson Member Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory 2025
Pål Axelsson Member SUNET 2025
Matthew Eisenberg Member National Institutes of Health 2025
Ercan Elibol Member Florida Polytechnic University 2025
Richard Frovarp Member North Dakota State University 2025
Michael Grady Member Unicon 2025
Scott Green Member Eastern Washington University 2025
Meshna Koren Member Elsevier 2023
Kyle Lewis Member Research Data and Communications Technologies 2025
Andy Morgan Member Oregon State University 2023
Rick Wagner Member University of California San Diego 2024
Eric Goodman Liaison from TAC University of California Office of the President
TBD Liaison from Steering Committee
Albert Wu Flywheel Internet2
Tom Barton Ex-Officio Internet2

Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group (PAG)

The Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group provides community input and guidance for the creation and direction of Internet2 Trust and Identity programs and services overall including all InCommon software, services and activities. The PAG includes broad representation from research and education and is advisory to Internet2’s Vice President for Trust and Identity. Minutes and additional information are on the Trust and Identity PAG wiki.

Member Role Organization Term Ends
Rachana Ananthakrishnan Member Globus, University of Chicago 2024
Brad Christ Member Eastern Washington University 2025
Jeff Erickson Member National Institutes of Health 2025
Bernie Gulachek Member University of Minnesota 2025
Kristi Holmes Member Northwestern University 2023
Jeremy Livingston Member Stevens Institute of Technology 2023
Christine Miki Member Benelogic 2024
Chris Misra Member University of Massachusetts Amherst 2023
Kevin Morooney Member Internet2
Laura Paglione Member Spherical Cow Group 2023
Dave Robinson Member Grinnell College 2025
Jim Stewart Member UETN 2025
Marc Wallman Member North Dakota State University 2025
Ann West Member Internet2
David Bantz Advisor University of Alaska 2023
Margaret Cullen Advisor Painless Security 2024
Keith Wessel Advisor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2025
Steve Zoppi Advisor Internet2
Klass Wierenga Advisor GÉANT
Elaine Alejo Flywheel Internet2

Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI)

The Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) is a standing architecture strategy group of community members chartered by Internet2’s Vice President for Trust and Identity. CACTI members include a broad representation from research and education. Minutes and additional information are available on the CACTI wiki.

Member Role Organization Term Ends
Margaret Cullen Chair Painless Security 2025
Kevin Hickey Vice Chair University of Detroit Mercy 2023
John Bradley Member Independent 2023
Robert Carter Member Duke University 2023
Stoney Gan Member University of South Florida 2023
Barry Johnson Member Clemson University 2023
Marina Krenz Member REN-ISAC 2023
Les LaCroix Member Carleton College 2023
Kevin Mackie Member Oregon Health & Science University 2025
Derek Owens Member University of Notre Dame 2025
Jeremy Perkins Member Instructure 2023
Christopher Phillips Member CANARIE, Inc. (Canada’s National Research and Education Network) 2023
Erik Scott Member RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) 2024
Gareth Wood Member University of Otago (NZ) 2025
Matthew Economou Liaison from TAC RDCT
Steve Zoppi Advisor Internet2
Nicole Roy Flywheel Internet2

eduroam-US Advisory Committee (eAC)

To facilitate stronger and more responsive engagement with the eduroam community, Internet2 sought out knowledgable, motivated volunteers to form the eduroam Advisory Committee. The eduroam-US Advisory Committee (“eAC”) is intended to be an advisory body to the Internet2 Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI). Its role is to help formulate strategies and practices for US and global research and education roaming networks, report any findings, and make recommendations to CACTI and Internet2.

The eAC meets regularly as well as creating working groups as needed. You can view the committee’s charter, learn more about its mission, and view publicly available meeting minutes on its wiki page.

Member Role Organization Term Ends
Jeff Egly Chair UETN (Utah Education and Telehealth Network) 2025
Brett Bieber Vice Chair University of Nebraska 2024
Kendra Ard Member California State University Office of the Chancellor 2025
Dion Baird Member University IT, Oregon State University 2025
John Buysse Member University of Notre Dame 2024
Amel Caldwell Member University of Washington 2025
Mike Dickson Member University of Massachusetts Amherst 2024
Nadim El-Khoury Member Springfield College 2025
Rob Gorrell Member University of North Carolina – Greensboro 2025
Michael Hacker Member University Heights Charter School District 2024
Saira Hasnain Member University of Florida 2025
Jeremy Livingston Member Stevens Institute of Technology 2025
Tania Mahood Member Oregon State University – Cascades 2025
Tim Cappalli Subject Matter Expert Microsoft
Josh Howlett Subject Matter Expert Federated Solutions
Tom Rixom Subject Matter Expert SecureW2
Stefan Winter Subject Matter Expert Restena and Network Security Proliferation UG
Mike Zawacki Flywheel Internet2

Middleware Architecture Committee for Education (MACE) (retired)

MACE (Middleware Architecture Committee for Education) brought together an international group of leading campus IT architects for information sharing in order to help advance an interoperable middleware infrastructure for research and education.

In 2017, MACE passed that baton to the Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI) advisory group.

Component Architecture Advisory Group

The Component Architecture advisory group is a collaborative which informs Internet2 and InCommon’s ongoing investment across the various open-source projects and programs which comprise the InCommon Trusted Access Platform. This advisory group is a standing architecture and investment strategy collaboration of community members chartered and chaired by Internet2’s Associate Vice President of Integration and Architecture (Chairperson) and advises Internet2’s Trust and Identity program area through interactions with other groups, Internet2’s Vice President of Trust and Identity, and Internet2’s Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity.

Internet2 participants represent all facets of Internet2’s connection to community program disciplines of Architecture, Training/Education, Development, Project Management, Community Engagement, and Federation Operations

Membership

Name Role Organization
Steve Zoppi Chair Internet2
Kevin Morooney Executive Sponsor Internet2
Benjamin Oshrin Member Spherical Cow Group
Laura Paglione Member Spherical Cow Group
Dedra Chamberlin Member Cirrus Identity
Chris Hyzer Member University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Johnson Member Unicon
Charise Arrowood Member Unicon
Mike Grady Member Unicon
Rob Carter Member Duke University
Scott Cantor Member The Ohio State University
Slavek Licehammer Member Evolveum
David Walker Community Advisor Internet2
Keith Hazelton Community Advisor Internet2
Ethan Kromhout Community Advisor University of North Carolina
Albert Wu Participant Internet2
Ananya Ravipati Participant Internet2
Ann West Participant Internet2
Apryl Motley Participant Internet2
Bill Kaufman Participant Internet2
Christopher Hubing Participant Internet2
David Shafer Participant Internet2
David Walker Participant Internet2
Elaine Alejo Participant Internet2
Ken Klingenstein Participant Internet2
Kevin Morooney Participant Internet2
Mike LaHaye Participant Internet2
Nick Lewis Participant Internet2
Nicole Roy Participant Internet2
Paul Caskey Participant Internet2
Sara Jeanes Participant Internet2
Steve Zoppi Participant Internet2
Thomas Pratt Participant Internet2

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