ERIC Number: ED364215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
The National Information Infrastructure: Agenda for Action.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. Information Infrastructure Task Force.
The National Information Infrastructure (NII) is planned as a web of communications networks, computers, databases, and consumer electronics that will put vast amounts of information at the users' fingertips. Private sector firms are beginning to develop this infrastructure, but essential roles remain for the Federal Government. The National Information Infrastructure Task Force recognizes the following as efforts the government must undertake or support: (1) promote private sector investment; (2) extend the concept of "universal service" to ensure that these resources are available to all at affordable prices; (3) act as a catalyst for technological innovation and new applications; (4) promote seamless, interactive user-driven operation of the NII; (5) ensure information security and network reliability; (6) improve management of the radio frequency spectrum; (7) protect intellectual property rights; (8) coordinate with other levels of government and with other nations; and (9) provide access to government information and improve government procurement. The NII can transform the lives of the American people and provide opportunities for all. A 14-item annotated list of information sources, including persons to contact, is provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administration, Agenda Setting, Computer Networks, Databases, Educational Technology, Equal Education, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Sources, National Programs, Policy Formation, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. Information Infrastructure Task Force.
Identifiers: Action Plans; Equal Access; Information Infrastructure; Information Policy; National Information Systems