IU Awarded $40M to Run NOAA N-Wave Network

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Indiana University has secured a 10-year, $40 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support its science and operations network, N-Wave. The high-speed network connects thousands of scientists and engineers to data and resources that help them advance environmental science.

Since 2010, IU's Global Research Network Operations Center, or GlobalNOC, has provided advanced networking services for more than $47 million in contracts from NOAA.

"This expanded relationship between IU and NOAA illustrates again the value of great technology expertise, excellent partnering and great value in the Hoosier State," said Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer. "In the 20 years since IU President Michael A. McRobbie founded the GlobalNOC, it has grown to providing state, national and international services to critical entities like NOAA, Internet2, Indiana's I-Light Network and many others. We are thrilled to renew and expand this long-term relationship to support the critical work of researchers at NOAA."

Indiana University posted a video about the 10-year contract online:

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