Network Services

Network Services provides a high-speed, robust computer network for the NIH community that connects facilities both on and off campus to each other, to the Internet, and to the Internet 2. Network Services also provides secure and guest Wi-Fi service throughout the NIH campus and in other NIH facilities. 

Network Services also operates the network for the Department of Health and Human Services. 

See more information on the High-speed Research Network Capability.


Other Network Services 

Facilities Network Service (FACnet)

Building Automation, Functional System, and Services Network

Network Security Services

Physical and electronic security for NIH’s network.

Enterprise Network Services

Enterprise level network connectivity to customer’s wall plate.

Remote Access VPN

Secure access to NIH’s network for teleworkers, travelers and collaborators

Science DMZ

Enables high-performance applications to run on a network distinct from the general-purpose network, with added layers of security.  NIH scientists and external collaborators can transfer large amounts of data at faster rates to conduct their research and business.

Site-to-Site VPN Service

Allows offices in other locations securely connect with each other over the Internet.

Wireless Network Service

Enables Internet and network access via wireless connections to computers and mobile devices.


Contact Us

For more information about Network Services, contact:

  • Timothy Hanlon

To request a specific service, contact the NIH Service Desk:

  • NIH Service Desk website
  • 301-496-4357 (local)
  • 866-319-4357 (toll-free) 
  • 301-496-8294 (TTY)
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