U.S. UCAN and its Affiliates bring together organizations and individuals with profound knowledge from differing institutions, organizations or even competitive environments for activities that meet common goals for a common and usable infrastructure for intellectual and information resources. U.S. UCAN's vision is to work with and through our member communities to create more effective and efficient communities.
Local, regional, state and federal government agencies are responsible for providing safe and effective environments for their constituents. These agencies are dependent upon large quantities of real-time data such as geo-spatial maps, weather and crime prediction models, and analysis of public health data.
U.S. UCAN and its Affiliates offer infrastructure and support resources to meet these increasing needs in a manner that is reliable, transparent and consistent within and across government agencies.
The health community integrates research, education, and clinical practice through a large set of disciplines and specialties. The community shares a single overarching mission of ensuring a healthier population worldwide. While most health issues are addressed locally, the health sciences are increasingly interconnected and interdependent.
U.S. UCAN and its affiliates are uniquely positioned to participate with the health community institutions to play an important role in bringing together expertise, information and other resources important for efficient and effective health delivery.
A goal of the National Broadband Plan is ". . . to ensure the safety of America; every first responder should have access to a nationwide, wireless, interoperable broadband public safety network." The Public Safety Sector is in the process of transitioning emergency communications infrastructure from legacy technology to IP-based technology. These networks include NG 9-1-1 and LTE Public Safety Broadband networks.
U.S. UCAN and its affiliates can link state-level projects, facilitate interoperability work, and leverage the Internet2 national infrastructure to enhance the capacity, reliability and robustness of public safety networks.
The K20 education system and the nation's libraries require access to high quality and affordable broadband to fulfill their missions in the digital age, enable new global educational and learning opportunities, and remove bandwidth as a barrier in learning environments.
U.S. UCAN and its affiliates provide advanced research and education networks and enable innovators from schools, public libraries, colleges and universities, and museums to have an opportunity to engage with colleagues from across the country, and around the world to explore the outer limits of what is possible in formal and informal learning environments.