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Re: [802SEC] 802 Plenary network expenditures


This seems like an awful lot of money to spend on a network that
is only running for one week. I believe that this contract should
be put out for bids, and according to the SA and Computer Society
rules, I believe that it must be.


Bill Quackenbush wrote:

 > All,
 > Given the 30% increase in Plenary session attendance from 11/02 to 3/03
 > and even greater projected attendance at the 7/03 and 11/03 Plenary
 > sessions, the $25k/Pleanry session budget networking does not appear to
 > be enough.  Given the load and dependence a number of the WGs are
 > placing on the Plenary session network, I believe that we need more
 > bandwidth to the outside world and we need full-time professional
 > network management.
 > We had a single T1 to the outside world at DFW which was clearly not
 > enough and for which we likely set a world record for sustained load.
 > We are working on 4xT1 for SF with a cost of something like $8k.
 > We are also talking with I.D.E.A.L. Technologies about a contract to
 > configure, operate and manage the network on a full-time basis.
 > To that end I make the following motion.
 > That the budget for the network at a LMSC Plenary session be increased
 > from $25k to $30k with a maximum expenditure of $33k/session and that
 > the LMSC is authorized to enter into a multi-session contract contract
 > for the configuration, operation and management of said network subject
 > to the above budget and expenditure limits.
 > Thanks,
 > wlq
 > .