The CAST Network Society was founded on June 1, 2000 in University of Maryland. It is a national society of the CAST-USA.

The missions of the Network Society are to promote the communication and collaboration among our members to further their personal and professional development; to facilitate the exchange on networking technologies and applications; to seek and provide business opportunities and cooperation in and between USA and China for our members.

Network Society operation team consists of board and officers and is governed by the bylaw of Network Society.

The current president of CAST-NIS is Liyan Zhang.