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IRON Announces 2017 Officers

Boise, ID, January 26, 2017 – The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) is pleased to announce its 2017 slate of officers. IRON officers and board of directors are chosen from the organization’s Charter and General Associates which include representatives and members-at large of the state’s higher education, health care, research, state and local government, and […]

NSF GRANT WILL IMPROVE MOVEMENT OF BIG DATA AT BSU

A new National Science Foundation grant will help build for an improved research network at Boise State and across Idaho. Improving the control, speed and ease of transferring large data sets is imperative to advancing Boise State research as the scope and volume of data increases and as the university increasingly relies on distributed and […]

Brian A. Whitlock appointed to IRON board

The Idaho Regional Optical Network Inc. (IRON), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized to provide provide ultra high speed connectivity for research, education and economic development in the state of Idaho, today announced the appointment of Brian A. Whitlock to its board of directors, effective immediately. Brian Whitlock is the President and CEO of the Idaho Hospital […]

IRON Announces New General Manager

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Regional Optical Network, Inc. (IRON) announced today the appointment of Michael Guryan as General Manager for the organization. Previously IRON’s Distance Education Coordinator, Mr. Guryan will take over for IRON’s previous General Manager, Victor Braud. Mr. Guryan has decades of experience managing information technology networks as the former owner of […]

INL Releases New Grid Desktop Simulation

GRID GAME TEACHES STUDENTS ABOUT ELECTRIC GRID COMPLEXITY, RESILIENCE His 12-year-old daughter has told him the Grid Game is probably not going to be the next Candy Crush Saga, but Idaho National Laboratory research engineer Tim McJunkin still thinks there might be a fair number of people who would like to play at managing the […]

From the President

As I assume the responsibility of President and CEO of IRON, I am pleased to report that in October 2014, IRON celebrated its sixth year of operation. Coincidentally, we also completed an upgrade to the network backbone which provides for statewide, 10 Gbps connectivity between Coeur d’Alene, Pullman/Moscow, Clarkston/Lewiston, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls, in […]

Joe Taylor appointed as Treasurer of IRON

IRON is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Taylor as Treasurer of the Idaho Regional Optical Network. Joe is Chief Information Officer for BYU-Idaho where an expanding on-line program is providing opportunities to use technology as a vehicle for education across the world. Joe began his professional career at the Thiokol Corporation, a leading […]

IRON continues partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Our standard of living is dependent on complex industrial control systems. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has pioneered the development of “resilient” control systems that are more resistant to interruption from natural or man-made disasters. Complex control systems with enhanced resilience maintain safe levels of operations in response to natural disasters or man-made, malicious threats. The […]

NNU expands broadband access to students, faculty and staff

The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) and Northwest Nazarene University announce a partnership to expand the University’s broadband access and collaboration with Idaho Colleges and Universities, the Idaho Education Network (IEN), and Internet2. Nampa, ID, February 5, 2014 – Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) recently completed expansion of its broadband communications infrastructure for enhanced broadband network […]

IRON announces office slate for 2014

The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) today named its slate of incoming officers for calendar 2014. Boise, ID, January 20, 2014 – The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) is pleased to announce its 2014 slate of officers. IRON officers and board of directors are chosen from the organization’s Charter and General Associates which include representatives […]