[CFIC] Revised Director Message

Aaron Andersen aaron at ucar.edu
Wed Jan 30 09:02:14 MST 2008

Looks good to me.

Pat Waukau wrote:
> CFIC Members:
> Following is the revised director message.  Suggested modifications
> were made in the third paragraph.  I'm proposing to send the email to
> the UMC alias.  In some aspects it seems a bit broad, but not knowing
> the decision making process in the various entities, it seems prudent
> to make sure that those who will provide input to the selection are 
> included.  If anyone as another suggestion let me know.  I would like
> to get this email sent out this morning. 
> Thanks, Pat 
> At the UCAR Management Committee (UMC) meeting in December 2006  the
> President's Council (PC) approved the Collocation Facilities Strategic
> Plan which outlined a new direction for provisioning infrastructure
> for the computational resources of divisions and programs within
> the institution.  In April 2007 the PC chartered a follow-on
> committee, the Computing Facilities Implementation Committee (CFIC),
> to develop the companion document for implementing the strategic plan.
> The implementation plan will address technical, financial, organizational
> process, governance, and management issues.
> With a project of this scope which impacts the entire organization, it
> is important that we build consensus on the future direction we will be
> taking.  In addition, with the current budget environment, it is equally
> important to develop a plan that is fiscally responsible yet will provide
> a viable infrastructure for the long-term.  In the coming weeks the CFIC
> committee will engage designated staff in discussions related to the
> various  aspects of the plan and incorporate their feedback into the final
> document. The goal of these interactions is to insure that we take into
> account specific needs of the various entities in the plan development.
> At this time we are asking you to designate a technical and financial
> point of contact to participate in these discussions.  The technical point
> of contact should be an individual whose responsibility is the management
> and oversight of your existing computational resources, and can provide
> insight into the future strategic direction for computing for your entity.
> The financial point of contact should be an individual who oversees the
> budget for your entity.  Designated individuals can represent one or more
> organizational components under your direction as you deem appropriate.
> These individuals can determine if additional staff members need to be
> included in scheduled meetings depending on the topics being addressed.
> It is expected that these individuals will subsequently provide feedback
> to you and other staff members, and that as director you will provide the
> final response to the plan.  Please submit the names of your designated
> individuals to waukau at ucar.edu by Friday, February 8.
> For more detail on the progress of the CFIC, go to http://wiki.ucar.edu.
> Log in with your UCAS login and password and scroll down to the Computing
> Facilities and Implementation Committee link on the left hand side.
> On behalf of the committee, thank you for your support.
> Pat Waukau

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