Nebraska Information Technology Commission
Tuesday, August 17, 2004, 9:00 a.m.
Nebraska State Office Building, Room 6Y
Mike Beach, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission
Brenda Decker, Department of Administrative Services, State of Nebraska
Walter Weir, University of Nebraska
Kirk Langer, Lincoln Public Schools
Rick Becker, Office of the Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska (alt. for Steve Schafer)
Rick Golden, University of Nebraska
Steve Henderson, Department of Administrative Services
MEMBERS ABSENT: Christy Horn, University of Nebraska, Compliance Officer
CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL, AND MEETING NOTICE
Mr. Weir called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. The meeting notice was posted to the Nebraska Public Meeting Calendar and the NITC web sites on July 16, 2004 and the revised meeting date was posted on July 21, 2004. The meeting agenda was posted to the NITC web site on August 13, 2004. A quorum was present at the time of roll call.
There was no public comment.
APPROVAL OF JULY MINUTES
Ms. Decker moved to approve the July 13, 2004 minutes. Mr. Langer seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Decker-Yes, Langer-Yes, Becker-Yes, Weir-Yes. Motion was carried by unanimous vote.
Mr. Beach arrived at 9:11 a.m..
TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE – VIDEO AND AUDIO COMPRESSION STANDARD FOR SYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE LEARNING (PDF 142k)
Mike Beach, Educational Telecommunications Commission
Mr. Beach provided a memorandum (PDF 89k) with the comments received during the comment period, and his responses to the comments. Mr. Beach stressed that these responses reflect his opinion as chair of the work group. Given the time limitations, the work group was not able to meet to review the public comments. Mr. Beach noted that the work group report (PDF 323k) would be revised as follows: 1) Section 10 of the report will include these public comments and responses, and 2) based on a comment received, a revision would be made to reflect the option of using a gateway alternative. Members discussed the following: alternatives for schools using MPEG-2; desktop video; the distinction between quality of video relating to the compression method and general network issues; gateways; and the importance of auto-negotiation between CODECs as provided in the standard.
Mr. Weir opened the discussion to others present at the meeting. There were no comments.
Mr. Weir moved to recommend that the NITC approve the Video And Audio Compression Standard For Synchronous Distance Learning (PDF 142k). Ms. Decker seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Beach-Yes, Decker-Yes, Langer-Yes, Becker-Yes, and Weir-Yes. Results: Yes-5, No-0. Motion was carried by unanimous vote.
FY2005-07 BUDGET REQUEST - REVIEW TIMELINE (PDF 49k)
Mr. Becker provided an overview of the review process for IT related budget requests.
(Returning to Agenda Item 4)
Discussion occurred regarding the duration of the public comment period. After discussion of the issue, members agreed to continue the current practice of posting documents for 30-days after approval for posting by the panel.
Accessibility. No report.
CAP, Brenda Decker. A draft list of goals for FY2005 will be discussed. Goals are focused on internet 1 service to network participants; Tier II communities; SLAs; network helpdesk; and network website.
Security Work Group. No report.
Statewide Synchronous Video Network Work Group, Mike Beach. Discussions continue regarding scheduling software and funding.
NEXT MEETING DATE AND ADJOURNMENT
The next meeting of the NITC Technical Panel will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege, in Lincoln, Nebraska. With no further business, Mr. Weir adjourned the meeting at 10:10 a.m.
Meeting minutes were taken by Rick Becker, Office of the CIO/NITC.