Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)
ITMC/EMTC/LTDC/Server Support Joint Conference, Wisconsin Dells, May 3-4, 2001
|ITMC - Information Technology Management Council
EMTC - Educational Media Technology Council
LTDC - Learning Technology Development Centers
- rich media on demand
- remote access to research facilities
- very large scale systems
- The Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century has been put together by Northwestern University. It is available on both Internet 1 and Internet 2 (which is a lot faster).
- Research TV at the University of Washington is accumulating an archive of video programs about scientific research in the United States. The programs can also be watched live on Internet 2 at 6 Mbps with a picture that is better than standard television.
- The University of Oklahoma is doing work in regional weather prediction of severe storms. Computing models are accurate to within a mile or two, unfortunately they only work half as fast as the real weather. The goal is to feed live NEXRAD weather data into a distributed terra-scale computing facility linked by 40 Gbps of networking to run the model faster than the weather evolves.
- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has a distributed nanoManipulator. The researcher wears stereo glasses and manipulates a probe that is linked to a remote electron microscope.
- The University of Hawaii has an observatory on the top of Mauna Kea, which is the best place in the world for telescopes. It is at an altitude of 14,000 feet where it is difficult to think if you are not acclimated. The actual astronomy is done 30 miles away via networking in a control station at sea level. A duplicate control station is being built at UC-Santa Cruz that can also run the observatory so that researchers don't have to travel all the way to Hawaii only to encounter weather that obscures their observations.
- The University of Michigan is doing work on space physics (SPRAC) at the uppermost levels of the atmosphere where the sun's interactivity is highest. A worldwide network linking radio telescopes at remote locations makes it possible to use more than one instrument simultaneously in real time instead of traveling to the radio telescopes sequentially. The network also opens up the telescopes to graduate students, who have never been allowed to travel to the actual telescopes.
- The Ohio State University is exploring collaboration on surgical procedures whereby a remote expert assists the practicing surgeon. With laproscopic procedures, it's all done via monitors anyway.
- CAVEs are environments where each surface of the room is a rear projection screen. The occupant wears 3-D glasses and exists in a synthetic environment, such as stepping inside molecules or sitting inside car designs that have never been built. Tele-cubicle experiments are using similar technology to make people in remote locations feel as if they are sitting around the same conference table. Other synthetic environments can be superimposed, e.g., a large model of the brain or a molecule. Hence it promises to be better than sitting around a real conference table.
Higher education needed a network that would support human interaction and distributed large scale computing, but the commercial interests couldn't provide it or even invest time in the necessary R&D to create it. In 1996, a group of 34 universities got together to create the Internet 2 high performance networking project. They pledged money and upgrades to their campus networks to ensure end to end performance. By September 1997, the not for profit corporation UCAID was created to facilitate the efforts.
Today's Internet has millions of users doing web, email and low quality audio and video via technologies that are designed to perform in unreliable, limited bandwidth environments. Soon the Internet will have billions of users and devices (such as automobiles). It will carry telephony, high definition TV, etc. However the current Internet is not designed to handle these applications, hence the need for Internet 2 to accelerate the creation of tomorrow's Internet.
The goals of Internet 2 are to:
- enable a new generation of applications
- recreate leading edge research and educational networking capabilities
- ensure the rapid transfer of new networking services and applications to the global Internet
- 185 U.S. universities
- 70+ for profit entities
- 30+ non-profit entities
- international partners
Engineering efforts are proceeding on:
- quality of service, you can't do Internet assisted surgery (or teaching) if the network is unreliable
- scalable IP multicast
- network security
- network management
- network measurement
Some of the lessons learned from Internet 2 include:
- the difficulty of delivering performance on an end-to-end basis (the devil is in the details, you can't just plug fast components together)
- the need to broaden the reach of Abiline to the participants' collaborators, such as state networks, museums, K12 schools, etc.
- things you never thought would happen, will, e.g., the world wide web and peer-to-peer computing (which was spawned from Internet 2)
- the ability of any user to become an innovator
Questions and AnswersWhat will be the impact of HR-1542 to deregulate the Bell industry, which may impede such applications as IP telephony? You can hold back innovations in particular places for a period of time, but since the Internet is global you only hurt yourself. It is unlikely that the U.S. will step away from the advantage it has in the Internet.
When will Internet 2 features be introduced in the commercial Internet? Large corporations can already buy these capabilities for private networks, but they won't come to homes and businesses until the cable industry catches on. Widespread deployment of more than 10 Mbps access will probably take 4-5 years. The Netherlands and areas of Canada are ahead of us. Other places are behind, or have different emphases, e.g., Japan is focussed on high bandwidth wireless connectivity.
How difficult will it be to bring in IPv6 or take advantage of unused portions of the existing IP protocol? The larger address space of IPv6 is necessary, but equipment isn't available to translate the addresses in real time. Worldwide rollout of IPv6 will be easier than in the United States which has 90% of the IP addresses in the world.
What will happen as Internet 2 is expanded to the K12s? It is too early to tell because Internet 2 only gives access to other Internet 2 institutions. So the question is, how important is it for K-12 institutions to network with universities and K-12 institutions in other states?
We are experiencing classroom budget creep. There used to be only science laboratories, then there were computer science laboratories, then computing laboratories in the physical sciences, then computing laboratories in the humanities and the arts. In the last few years classrooms have changed to the point that it takes $20-30K to create a UW System level 3 classroom. Ongoing cost and maintenance is on the order of $2,500 per classroom per year at today's prices. These are astounding numbers given the paucity of current classroom modernization budgets.
A systemwide survey of Educational Media Technology Council (EMTC) representatives shows there is a wide variety of technology classrooms throughout the UW System:
- the UW System institutions have, on average, 45 technology classrooms apiece
- most UW System campuses, 79%, do not have adequate classroom support staffing
- most UW System campuses, 64%, do not have a replacement schedule for classroom equipment
- most UW System campuses have resorted to creative funding to build and maintain classrooms
- approximately $100,000 is needed on average per institution for annual classroom equipment replacement
Classroom technology trends:
- there is a philosophical difference between building equipment into classrooms versus making it portable
- there is a merging of the ITMC and EMTC responsibilities
- there is a blending of EMTC and LTDC projects
- there is a blurring of lines between computing and media
- key personnel are sharing and collaborating
The UW System CIOs used to create the IT plan and have it validated by the CBOs and vice chancellors. This year there are many more players involved. In fall 2000, there was a summit of CIOs, CBOs and vice chancellors that set overall direction for the plan. Individual campus IT plans also provide input into the UW System plan via an iterative process. A smaller planning group of CIOs met last month. An Executive Group for Online Learning (EGOL), which includes 9 chancellors and 2 Regents, was set up by President Lyall to also provide input. A Common Systems Funding Group, made up of CBOs and a couple CIOs and vice chancellors is identifying funding for the plan. The Board of Regents has also tasked the Schools of Education to join in the IT planning process.
The EGOL group is meeting monthly and creating a vision of combining curricula from multiple institutions in an online environment, i.e., degree programs that combine courses from various departments and universities across the UW System. This will raise broad policy issues, although funding will probably be available.
The Common Systems Funding Group has developed a strategy to underwrite common systems, including shared administrative and academic systems. There is approximately $7 M in solid funding in the Common Systems budget, but there are $14 M of projects. Therefore:
- some of the projects may be reduced to make them less expensive
- the initial development of the large ERP systems may be funded through internal borrowing
- funding for technology projects will be solicited in the 2003-05 biennial budget with support from the Regents
- exit strategies will be managed for pieces of the Common System efforts, e.g., generating revenue from partners or moving production systems back to the campuses.
- network infrastructure
- controlling growth
- funding the inevitable increases
- ensuring quality of service
- end-to-end management without small, independent LANs
- the WWBLS utilities
- network management
- design of online curricula
- research and development in online learning
- management of digital assets, both media and data
- a common approach to portals and administrative systems
Questions and AnswersWhat about classrooms, which is where most learning still takes place? The good news is that:
- there are a capital funds for classroom renovation in the governor's budget
- there are existing classroom and laboratory modernization programs
How does the legislature view the e-government initiative? The joint finance committee is meeting tomorrow and the UW System Administration has been meeting with individual legislators. The roles of purchasing and other functions may be clarified as individual issues.
Are there any provisions for increasing staff? The state government has put limits on the amount of staff in the University of Wisconsin System. The total staff count cannot be increased without also paying for the fringe benefits of the additional staff. Some positions may be freed up by changing the mechanisms for counting certain types of positions, such as adjunct faculty members.
What is happening with TEACH and emerging technologies? The UW System Administration Office for Learning and Information Technology (OLIT) put together a plan for researching new technologies to support TEACH's primary focus on the K12s. It hasn't been implemented, perhaps because of the changes in the administration.
- enhance student learning
- enable the transmission of knowledge
- support campus management functions
- infrastructural upgrades (beginning in 1998), including:
- a new campus backbone with switched technology
- 1,200 new NT and Macintosh workstations
- Outlook Exchange for email
- new residential hall networking
- a new user support center
- the Voyager library system
- the PeopleSoft Student Information System
- the Shared Financial System
- supports ongoing use of technology in teaching initiatives, including the LTC, the Library and media services
- maintains the currency of desktop applications
- Office 2000 - summer 2000
- Windows 2000 - summer 2001
- ongoing support for Macintosh
- implements new applications
- Shared Financial System - 2000
- Student Payroll System - 2000
- Voyager universal borrowing system - 2001
- PeopleSoft student information system - 2001-02
- admissions and recruitment - September 2001
- financial aid - January 2002
- student records - February 2002
- academic advising - April 2002
- student financials - summer 02
- human resources - 2002-03
UW-Platteville is planning to upgrade its aging residence hall network via a lease of switched 10/100 technology. A caching engine will probably be implemented in the fall semester. Novell and LDAP are being leveraged to provide the authentication scheme. Zen is used to provide hands-off software installations on client workstations. In mid May the campus ID system will be upgraded to Envision, which uses Oracle. Last year seven high tech classrooms were created, and four more are planned for the coming summer. A wireless pilot project with access points in the library is underway. It will expand to encompass dining facilities, the new student center, conference spaces and some classrooms and labs. VPN tunnels may be used to authenticate people to the wireless network.
The campus is currently building a new student center that has a large technology area. It will open by December 2001. All of the General Computer Access (GCA) labs will be clustered in the center for economies of scale for support. The LTC and Help Desk will also be moved to the center.
A web-based email system based on Novell's Internet Messaging System was launched this month. It also has POP and IMAP servers. Degree auditing and advising have been implemented in PeopleSoft.
An agricultural stewardship farm will do total systems research on the food chain and its associated environmental impacts. An educational technology center with a distance education room will be part of the infrastructure. A high capacity network link will be created between the farm and the campus and wireless capabilities will be used both indoors and outdoors.
The UW-Madison modem pool has 2,500+ modems (480 are analog). All have a 4 hour time limits. Forty-eight modems are in a 10 minute express pool. There haven't been busy signal problems for 2 years. The modem to user ratio is level so there are no plans to expand the modem pool. The modem pool telephone lines are free due to reciprocal compensation with TDS, which will likely continue through FY 2003.
Wireless point to point networks are used to connect the campus network to buildings that are not on the physical campus. A wireless version of WiscWorld has been installed so that anyone on campus can reach it by walking less than five minutes. It is currently available in two Unions, the Memorial Library, Grainger Hall and Bascom Hall. Solid bandwidth is available for about 100 feet outside of the buildings. Wireless users are authenticated for four hour timeslots through the WiscWorld modem pool database. Usage is slowly increasing as more people become aware of it.
Bidding is underway for a consultant to help with strategic planning for the network. Likely technology developments include:
- implementing a multi-gigabit backbone
- increasing Internet bandwidth and/or shaping the traffic, especially in the residence halls
- optimizing content delivery through peering and caching
- expanding the wireless network
- considering the consolidation of data, video and voice onto one network with adequate quality of service
Nine institutions are in the midst of implementing the PeopleSoft Student Information System, seven are working with version 7.6 and two are planning for 8. Version 7.6 is now a stable product. Student financials and student billing are still problematic. Version 8 is looking good, and is targeted for October 2001. Campuses that wish to upgrade from 7.6 will need to wait until January to acquire the code.
The systemwide collaboration has been wonderful, and FASTAR is very strong at delivering patches and fixes for the campuses involved in implementation. A few UW System FTEs are now involved in the MILER core team to assist with new implementations. A best practices database is being leveraged at the new installations. The investment in Informatica is paying off well. First Logic, the vendor, is building the resolution of duplicate IDs into Informatica.
There are projects underway to create small learning objects, as opposed to entire courses that are difficult to update, and repositories to store them. Several funding sources have been identified, including $1 M in the governor's budget. A project manager for the Co-Lab, its first FTE, will be hired shortly. A learning objects repository will soon be located in the Pyle Center as a partnership between the Department of Defense and major publishers. Grants are being pursued to create learning objects in partnership with the California Community Colleges and the Alliance of research I universities.
A formal commission has been created, with five members each from the UW System and WTCS, to set policy and budget priorities for the Co-Lab.
- Negotiations with Lawson for the APBS system are ongoing. Several difficult issues have been resolved and a contract will likely be negotiated in a few weeks
- An unlimited systemwide site license for the Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks products for faculty and staff is being pursued. Students would still have to pay a fee. Costs have not yet been determined.
- An open ended volume license for Adobe products is being pursued.
- An Autodesk contract has been negotiated and pricing is being determined
- Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) discounts for PCs are being implemented. Compaq is already available. Dell will be available soon. Gateway and IBM will follow.
- Investigation of an antivirus software contract will follow the above efforts.
The disadvantages of caching include:
- the cost of the caching unit
- increased network complexity
- the caching of dynamic pages, such as e-Bay, requires their manual reloading
Statistics from UW-Green Bay:
- 42% of pages are served from the local cache
- 27% of pages are loaded from their sources
- 31% of pages are non-cacheable
There are three basic types of rate limiting methods:
- aggregate based - limiting total bandwidth at a specific connection, e.g., the residence hall network
- flow based - limiting individual flows (source/destination combinations) within a network
- TCP based - limiting various service types, similar to Packeteer
- quotas - hard limits
- adaptive techniques - performance gets worse as limits are approached
This type of limiting can be done by creating lists that degrade access for those who send more than a given number of bytes over a period of time. A one gigabit per day quota on everyone would lower the campus network output to 59% of its current volume. Similarly, a one-half gigabit per day quote would drop output to 46%.
Potential issues with bandwidth quotas include:
- Flow data is more easily gathered by IP number than by individual, which means students could jump to different IP numbers when they reached their quota. Therefore, IP numbers would need to be mapped to people.
- Some applications may become untenable, e.g., large video conferences over IP.
- Procedures would have to be set up for handling exceptions to the quotas
- May - analyze current data
- June/July - investigate rate limits, adaptive technologies, reasonable quotas, etc.
- August - integrate usage and access lists
- September - discuss quotas with campus stakeholders
- October - go live before WiscNet measures traffic to calculate future bills
- purchased bandwidth - the most expensive
- peering relationships with other networks - much cheaper with better performance
- Akamai content servers in Wisconsin
- increasing backbone capacity
- increasing peering relationships
- connecting to additional Internet 1 providers at more access points
- connecting to Internet 2
- A new OC-3 between UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison which will increase backbone capacity within the state and provide additional Internet access via Qwest.
- Last week's connection of a new OC-12 circuit between UW-Madison and the co-location spot in Chicago.
- The connection of an OC-12 circuit between UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee to increase backbone capacity and access to both Internet 1 and Internet 2 via Qwest.
- A new OC-12 between the Chicago co-location point and Ameritech's AADS location.
- New peering circuits connected to the Merit network in Michigan.
- Internet 2 - Two WiscNet members are already Internet 2 members, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison, with the Medical College of Wisconsin coming soon. Internet 2 services will likely become mission critical to all WiscNet members in the near future.
- Peer-to-peer networking - The issue is not Napster itself, but how peer-to-peer networking will cause changes in the network infrastructure.
- Getting More, and Getting it Faster - Services and circuits have to be predicted well in advance because it takes a long time to provision them and get them in place (see table below).
- Dark fiber - Often touted as a panacea, but has last mile issues and isn't supported in the same fashion as leased circuits.
- Last Mile $ - The costs of OC-12 and OC-48 circuits for extending the network the last mile from a WiscNet hub to a member, or within the Chicago local loop, are increasing and becoming as significant as long distance circuit costs.
|Identifying the Need||?|
|Identifying a Funding Source||?|
|Purchasing the circuit||2 months|
|Getting the circuit online||6 - 8 months|
The questions is often asked whether WiscNet traffic is doubling annually as claimed. Yes, Internet access is already up 130% from last year. The October 2000 bandwidth projections that created the last round of bills are within 5% of the actual April 2001 traffic readings. The filtering requests from 170 K12 school districts grew from 4.3 Mbits in March 2000 to 8.3 Mbits in March 2001. The traffic across WiscNet's peering connections has increased three-fold in the last year.
Internet 2 is important this year because:
- Regional networks like WiscNet can now connect to Internet 2 directly instead of going through an Internet 2 member institution.
- Internet 2 will provide new applications bundled with teacher training, e.g., virtual tours, tele-emersion, shared virtual reality, advanced video, 3-D animations, etc.
- Peering with Internet 2 will improve the Internet 1 bandwidth to the other institutions that are also on Internet 2
- UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and the Medical College of Wisconsin are already involved in Internet 2 and paying their associated costs. The UW System institutions represent potential Internet 2 partners who may be able to get startup funding via budget initiatives that will be paid back later.
- cost savings in Chicago due to bulk purchasing
- shorter timelines on circuit installations
- reduced risks on circuit installations
- sharing opportunities for Internet transit service providers
- additional opportunities for peering with large networks
- reduction of overhead for engineering, purchasing, etc.
MyWiscNet (see http://mywiscnet.wiscnet.net) is a prototype for a new set of services that are private to WiscNet members. There are currently four services:
- network traffic site graphs, with the ability to add whatever graphs that are desired, e.g., graphs of downstream segments for different time periods
- a set of utilities, such as ping and traceroutes
- SANS security resources to help system administrators secure their servers from hacking
- WiscNet member information and contacts
What is the role of DOA in circuit acquisitions? There have been a couple difficult acquisitions, but DOA has been very responsive with recent circuit procurements.
What will it take to get the other UW campuses on Internet 2?
- WiscNet has to interface directly to Internet 2 without sending traffic through the campus network of one of the primary Internet 2 members. This will require a change of the rules governing Internet 2.
- A separate, high performance, virtual network will have to be created on top of WiscNet.
- increased PeopleSoft LAN traffic
- slower Internet access
Implementing PeopleSoft has been a lot of work, but there have also been benefits. It is providing integrated administrative data instead of each functional area running its own standalone package. It has improved accessibility by providing a "one stop shop" web presence for students. Advisors now use a web interface instead of telnet. The sharing with the collaterals group, MILER and FASTAR have been valuable.
UW-Superior and the WWBLS utility dot.edu have provided PeopleSoft and Blackboard a place to test the integration of their products. The project will offer a combination of web-based administrative services, web-based learning systems and campus web sites via a user customizable view. There has been close coordination between all of the parties, including a conference call at least every other week between the vendors and the campus. The project is still in the testing phase and is projected to go live with Blackboard version 5.5 at the end of May. It will offer course listings and catalogs, provide for community discussions, and offer access to institutional services. People who are not happy with the campus web page will be able to customize their personal interface to get exactly what they want and need.
Since the UW-Superior campus is the only place in the world that the so called Blackboard/PeopleSoft integration process is actually running, they are getting a lot of press as an innovative institution.
Currently everyone on campus has to register the MAC address of their computer to access DHCP services. The freeware product NetReg will be implemented to automate this process (see http://www.southwestern.edu/ITS/netreg/). They are also looking to put network and power connections to each seat in one or two classrooms per building. They plan to use VPNs for cable modem and ADSL service. They hope to implement a single logon ID for all services except ERP systems.
A laptop program will be implemented in fall 2002 for about 2,000 - 2,500 freshmen, incoming students and volunteer participants. The manager is Vic Mincoff, email@example.com. Information is also available online (see http://www.uwstout.edu/laptop). The laptops will be leased and distributed to the students for a two year period as a component of their tuition. An RFP is on the street and any institution in the UW System will be able to piggyback with whatever vendor they select. A dedicated training group has been formed. Challenges include:
- opening a solution center for walk-in service
- opening a distribution center for getting the laptops in the hands of students
- partnering with the selected vendor
- installing Microsoft and other software licenses
The UW-Stout Student Technology Assistance and Resources program (STAR), which is modeled after UW-Milwaukee's student organization, was originated in June 2000. A core set of courses have been taken by 200 student IT employees. After students go through the training, the IT shop pays half of their wages as they work in other departments.
In fall 1999, due to software creep the GCA labs were running over 160 software packages, including non-supported software, such as old versions of DOS and WordPerfect. The IT shop got stakeholder backing to remove 80 non-supported packages. In spring 2000, a survey was done to identify the "essential" software for the GCA lab. It yielded 100 titles, some of which were already in the labs. Using pre-defined review criteria, the software requests were divided into three categories:
- old and new software that was appropriate for the GCA labs
- old software that was not appropriate for the GCA labs
- new software that was not appropriate for the GCA labs
Meanwhile, the anticipated space for two discipline specific labs evaporated and the provost put together a working group to address all of the issues. The space issues were resolved and the group decided to retain a consultant to assist with planning for labs. The group brought in Joe Douglas, CIO of UW-Milwaukee, and two of his staff, Brett Besag and Paul Gunderson, to look at the high level issues regarding the relationships between the GCA and discipline-specific labs and software choices. Their report is available at http://www.acs.uwosh.edu/acug/oshkosh_report.shtml. As a result, another GCA software review will be done in spring 2001 based upon the current suite. The deans and IT will work together to review the software proposals. The deans will define criteria for discipline specific labs and the campus will look at the other recommendations from the consultants.
UW-La Crosse is bracing for large increases in the number of the labs and computers with no additional staff, however they do have six highly skilled student assistants and 80 front line student consultants. They expect to be at a student computer ratio of 15:1. Even though 53% of UW-La Crosse students bring their own computers, the demand for campus computers and services continues to increase.
Critical success factors for GCA labs include:
- non-institutional decor
- pedestal chairs
- desks with wire management
- group stations
- ADA compliance
- good lighting
- high speed printers
- fast Ethernet switches
- segmented building networks
- up-to-date cabling
- data projectors
- swipe card readers on doors
- CD-RW drives
- Zip drives
- adequate training for staff
- aggressive cleaning programs
- a GCA lab assistants program
- senior lab managers
- automated processes, such as:
- lab expert
- intranet web pages (see http://gca.uwlax.edu) for:
- reporting service outages
- facility counts
- web cams to monitor facilities
- posting of FAQs
- payroll reporting
- supply requests
- staff scheduling
- the student technology fee
- student IT training DIN
- classroom modernization funds
- lab modernization funds
- building renovation funds
- the Wing building project
- general program revenue
- general campus networking funds
- end of year budget savings
There is little usage data that an institution has to track by law. Campuses may want to ensure that they don't retain detail level data longer than is necessary for system management. Data is usually not collected in a single system but, with effort, different sources could be brought together to create a detailed picture. Most investigations aren't able to make use of circumstantial computer data after two weeks to two months because by then it is cold. Collection of personal data may be unintentional with the installation of new pieces of management software designed to monitor usage and traffic. The data logging needs of UW System are completely different from the administrative needs of state government. Kim Kilford is willing to lead an effort to look at these needs with support from the other campuses. There are lessons that the IT community can learn from librarians who have been in the business of protecting the privacy of patrons for a long time.
Institutions are probably not violating users' privacy by compiling data on network use. The UW System Cyberspace Policy (see http://www.uwm.edu/policy/cyberspace.html), and individual campus policies, allow for monitoring as a function of maintaining computer resources. Electronic records are subject to the open records law in a fashion similar to paper records, and the same exemptions to disclosure apply. Furthermore, open records requests have to be specific about topic and timeframe. Similarly for FERPA.
Other relevant legislation includes:
- COPPA for data collected from children under 13
- the European Union Privacy Director for consumer privacy
- potential future legislation from the governor's privacy initiative
The default rule is that law enforcement agencies need a warrant or court order to get access to records. It may be illegal under federal law to intercept email messages in real time. However, it may be possible to access stored email messages with a court order or search warrant.
It is important to exercise due care with respect to privacy, such as using SSL for transmissions over the Internet, securing servers (see the SANS documentation on the MyWiscNet website, http://mywiscnet.wiscnet.net), detecting intruders, and formalizing incident response policies (contact BadgIRT for assistance). There will be a computer security day at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus, Lockdown '01, on May 18th (see http://www.doit.wisc.edu/lockdown).
- antivirus software
- Active Directory and Windows 2000
- Exchange 2000
The ITMC wishes to go on record in unanimous opposition to UCITA legislation.
- Chair Elect - Ron Kraemer
- At-Large Members - Judy Caruso, Steve Gustafson and Janice Ward
- Secretary - David Stack
John Berens led the membership in thanking David Kieper for his work as Chair this past year. He will become Past Chair and John Berens will be the Chair until the next election in the spring of 2002.