About InCommon

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.

InCommon Governance

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.

Member

Title

Organization

Term Ends

Dee Childs

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Texas A&M University

2019
Dennis Cromwell (secretary)

Executive Director, Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative

Indiana University

2019
Michael Gettes

Associate Director Trust and Identity

University of Florida

2018
Ted Hanss (Vice Chair)

Chief Information Officer

University of Michigan Medical School

2018
Klara Jelinkova

Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer

Rice University

2018
Michele Norin

Senior Vice President for Office of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Rutgers University

2017
Sean Reynolds (Chair)

Vice President for Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer

Northwestern University

2017
Marty Ringle

Chief Information Officer

Reed College

2019
Celeste Schwartz

Vice President for Information Technology and College Services

Montgomery County Community College

2018
Pankaj Shah

President and CEO

Texas LEARN

2017
Dave Vernon

Associate CIO

Cornell University

2019
Ann West

Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity

Internet2

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Melissa Woo

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Stony Brook University

2019
Advisors

 

 

 
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. A list of current and past TAC members is also on the wiki.

Member

Organization

Term Ends

Mark Scheible, Chair

MCNC

2018

Janemarie Duh, Vice-Chair

Lafayette College

2018

Tom Barton

University of Chicago

2017

Steve Carmody

Brown University

2017

Eric Goodman

University of California Office of the President

2019

Mike Grady

Unicon

2019

Walter Hoehn

University of Memphis

2017

Jim Jokl

University of Virginia

2017

Kim Milford

REN-ISAC

2018

Chris Misra

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

2017

Tom Mitchell

GENI Project

2018

Keith Wessel

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2019

Albert Wu

UCLA

2018

     

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)

Operations

InCommon is operated by Internet2 staff, who are responsible for the business, policy implementation, technical operations, identity verification, and support of InCommon and its federation participants.