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UMass Amherst Network Researchers Help Lay Groundwork for White House's "US Ignite"


June 14, 2012

image of North America with the GENI network Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are among those from nearly two dozen institutions tapped by NSF to take part in the US Ignite initiative. It builds on important contributions over the past several years by researchers across the nation who participated in NSF's Global Environment for Networking Innovation program. Full Story

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