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Week Ending Friday, September 17, 1993

Executive Order 12864--United States Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure

September 15, 1993

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2) (``Act''), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. (a) There is established in the Commerce Department the ``United States Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure''


Sec. 2. Functions. (a) The Council shall advise the Secretary on matters related to the development of the National Information Infrastructure. The National Information Infrastructure shall be the integration of hardware, software, and skills that will make it easy and affordable to connect people with each other, with computers, and with a vast array of services and information resources.

(b) The Council shall advise the Secretary on a national strategy for promoting the development of a National Information Infrastructure. Issues that the Council may address include, but are not limited to:

(1) the appropriate roles of the private and public sectors in developing the National Information Infrastructure;

(2) a vision for the evolution of the National Information Infrastructure and its public and commercial applications;

(3) the impact of current and proposed regulatory regimes on the evolution of the National Information Infrastructure;

(4) national strategies for maximizing the benefits of the National Information Infrastructure, as measured by job creation, economic growth, increased productivity, and enhanced quality of life;

(5) national strategies for developing and demonstrating applications in areas such as electronic commerce, agile manufacturing, life-long learning, health care, government services, and civic networking;

(6) national security, emergency preparedness, system security, and network protection implications;

(7) national strategies for maximizing interconnection and inter- operability of communications networks;

(8) international issues associated with the National Information Infrastructure;

(9) universal access; and

(10) privacy, security, and copyright issues.

(c) The chairperson(s) may, from time to time, invite experts to submit information to the Council and may form subcommittees of the Council to review specific issues.

-- Cherri (whatever@who.cares), July 23, 2002


So what is this? Al Gore's info highway? What does it mean, what should we do? What? What?

-- (, July 23, 2002.

Lars, I think we are supposed to ooh and aah that Cherri did not mention Pesident Bush in a negative manner for once. It's a start, but I'm not sure how long it will last.

-- dr. pibb (drpibb@new.formula), July 24, 2002.

Yes, could be but I sense a deeper, darker motive. I think Cherri wants to present us with absolute, incontrovertible proof that algor invented the Internet.

OK Al, did you invent the dotcom bubble/bust too?

-- (, July 24, 2002.

I want my money back, Al.

-- (, July 24, 2002.

Imagine how low the DOW would be if Al Gore was president. Slightly above Gary North predictions is my guess.

-- dr. pibb (drpibb@new.formula), July 24, 2002.

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