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The mission of InCommon is to create and support a common trust framework for U.S. education and research. This includes trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research in the United States. To achieve its mission, InCommon will facilitate development of a community-based common trust fabric sufficient to enable participants to make appropriate decisions about the release of identity information and the control of access to protected online resources. InCommon is intended to enable production-level end-user access to a wide variety of protected resources.

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InCommon Steering Committee

The InCommon Steering Committee is responsible for managing the business and affairs of InCommon, including oversight and recommendations on issues arising from the operation and management of InCommon. Policies and practices approved by the Steering Committee are available on the Policies page. We also have a list of current and past Steering members. Minutes of Steering Committee meetings are available on the wiki.


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Dee Childs Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Texas A&M University 2017 2019
Dennis Cromwell (secretary) Executive Director, Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative Indiana University 2014 2019
Michael Gettes Associate Director Trust and Identity University of Florida 2013 2018
Ted Hanss (Vice Chair) Chief Information Officer University of Michigan Medical School 2016 2018
Klara Jelinkova, Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer Rice University 2013 2018
Michele Norin Senior Vice President for Office of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Rutgers University 2015 2017
Sean Reynolds (Chair) Vice President for Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer Northwestern University 2015 2017
Marty Ringle Chief Information Officer Reed College 2017 2019
Celeste Schwartz Vice President for Information Technology and College Services Montgomery County Community College 2016 2018
Pankaj Shah President and CEO Texas LEARN 2015 2017
Dave Vernon Associate CIO Cornell University 2014 2019
Ann West Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity Internet2 2016 --
Melissa Woo Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Stony Brook University 2014 2019
Mark Scheible Chair, InCommon Technical Advisory Committee MCNC    
Chris Holmes Policy and Legal Advisor Baylor University    
Brett Bieber Chair, InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee University of Nebraska-Lincoln    
Von Welch Research Community Advisor Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research    

InCommon Technical Advisory Committee

The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee provides recommendations relating to the operation and management of InCommon with respect to technical issues. See the TAC charter for more information. TAC minutes are available on the wiki.

Mark Scheible, MCNC – Chair
Janemarie Due, Lafayette College – Vice-Chair
Tom Barton, University of Chicago
Steve Carmody, Brown University
Eric Goodman, University of California Office of the President
Mike Grady, Union
Walter Hoehn, University of Memphis
Jim Jokl, University of Virginia
Kim Milford, REN-ISAC
Chris Misra, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Tom Mitchell, GENI Project
Keith Wessel, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Albert Wu, UCLA

In Memoriam - RL "Bob" Morgan, University of Washington - The InCommon community wishes to express special acknowledgement to the life and work of RL "Bob" Morgan from the University of Washington, a leader of TAC until July 12, 2012, who gave so much of himself to creating the standards, policy and technology behind the InCommon Federation and charting our course for the future of identity in higher education. It was an honor to have him among us. He left us far too soon.

Other community members contributing to InCommon operations:
Scott Cantor, The Ohio State University
Roland Hedburg, Independent
Walter Hoehn, University of Memphis
Chris Phillips, Canadian Access Federation
Rhys Smith, UK Access Management Federation
Ian Young, UK Access Management Federation

InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee

The Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC) is the oversight body of the InCommon Identity Assurance Program and advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. AAC minutes are available on the wiki.

Brett Bieber, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (EDP) - Chair
Ted Hanss, University of Michigan (InCommon Steering)
Joanna Rohas, Duke University (auditor)
Chris Whalen, National Institutes of Health (Service Provider)

Ex-Officio (non-voting)
Tom Barton, University of Chicago (InCommon TAC)
Klara Jelinkova, Rice University (InCommon Steering)


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