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The Computing, Information, and Communications R&D Subcommittee, Large Scale Networking Working Group, Next Generation Internet Initiative (July 1997) (full-text).


This paper outlines the concepts and goals of the "Next Generation Internet Initiative" as part of the process for building the strongest possible program among academia, industry, and the Government.

This version incorporates the comments received from the Presidential Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing and Communications, Information Technology, and the Next Generation Internet; Members of Congress and their staff; an NGI workshop sponsored by Computer Research Association, Computer Systems Policy Project, and Cross Industry Working Team; industry; academia; and the public. Please note that both this document and the NGI Implementation Plan are based upon the Presidential requested level of funding. Congressional action may result in changes that will be incorporated into these documents after final FY98 budget approval.