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If you hadn’t noticed, there has been a slew of articles recently recognizing Columbus, central Ohio, and the state in general as an emerging technology ecosystem. What’s behind this outpouring of tech respect, you may wonder? Well, it’s a combination of some attributes that have been around for quite some time (very few hurricanes and earthquakes, geographic centrality, low cost of living, etc.) and a handful that are more recently attributed to the region.



Many who aren’t familiar with OARnet are blown away by what it does, and provides Ohioans, once they fully digest the full scope of the organization. Such was the case for Julie Hood.

Hood joined the OARnet team as its program coordinator in July 2017, she was drawn to the organization because she was interested in the challenge of working in an industry that was new to her.

Hood recently spoke with OARnet about her favorite parts of her job, a performance she gave with gold medalist and figure skating personality Scott Hamilton, how she enjoys spending her free time, and which famous person from history she would most want to have dinner with.

The National Science Foundation’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program provides funding for campus-level networking improvements and resources for science applications and distributed research projects. The program emphasizes learning and workforce development (LWD) in cyberinfrastructure.

Proposals for these awards are due Jan. 30, 2018. I’ve put together some general guidelines and helpful tips for OARnet members who may be interested in applying for the CC* 18-508 funds. OARnet might be able to help bolster your proposal and your network.


October is a special month in the cybersecurity community. Fourteen years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCASM). Find out the history of this month, why it's vital to all of our security and how you can get engaged throughout October in our newest blog post. 



perfSONAR – continuously developed by institutions such as ESnet, GEANT, Indiana University, and Internet2 – is a measurement software aimed at identifying soft failures in a network. OARnet is implementing perfSONAR nodes in the OARnet backbone, at the demarcation point of client networks, in Science DMZs and various external test points. Find out more about this measurement software and how OARnet is using it. 


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