As the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) approaches the end of its seventh year of operation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has tasked the Science and
Technology Policy Institute/IDA (STPI) with identifying "potential scenarios for the future of NSFsupported earthquake engineering facilities" (NSF 10-071 Dear Colleague Letter). To help with this task,
STPI requested that the current manager of NEES operations, NEEScomm, prepare a retrospective selfstudy report on the successes and lessons learned managing the NEES network and IT infrastructure.
This report responds to that request. STPI provided NEEScomm with a list of items, reproduced below, defining the scope of the inquiry.
Researchers should cite this work as follows: