NICS is a division of Information Technology Services (ITS)
Network Infrastructure and Control Systems provides technical computer networking infrastructure support to authorized users for access to the university communications backbone. This includes the design, installation, monitoring and support of specialized communications equipment attached to the campus backbone as well as access to external networks as required by campus users.
Network security, network user registration and network configuration functions are provided and coordinated by this group. This group supports and configures all switches, routers, wireless access points and security applicances which make up the university data network backbone, in a manner consistent, and in compliance with, the campus security policy. This unit coordinates its activities closely with other campus units involved with premise wiring, backbone planning and support.
In addition to maintaining daily operations of the campus data infrastructure, NICS coordinates the Research and Development of all systems and protocols which utilize the campus backbone for functionality.