ERIC Number: ED365283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-2
Reference Count: N/A
High Performance Computing and Network Program. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Science of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
The purpose of the hearing transcribed in this document was to obtain the views of representatives of network user and provider communities regarding the path the National Science Foundation (NSF) is taking for recompetition of the NSFNET computer network. In particular the committee was interested in the consistency of the evolution of NSFNET with the goals and characteristics of the National Research and Education Network specified in the High Performance Computing Act. Another purpose of the hearing was to explore possible legislation that would expand the program into additional applications for broad public benefit, including education, teacher training, manufacturing technologies, medical imaging, and the creation of standards for the storage of data in digital libraries. Persons who offered testimony and prepared statements were: (1) Robert C. Heterick, Jr., EDUCOM; (2) Thomas J. Tauke, NYNEX; (3) Kenneth J. Klingenstein, University of Colorado at Boulder and Federation of American Research Networks; (4) Mitchell Kapor, Electronic Frontier Foundation; (5) Kenneth R. Kay, Computer Systems Policy Project; (6) Michael McDonald, Communications and Computer Applications in Public Health; (7) Sara A. Parker, Pennsylvania State libraries and representing the American Library Association; and (8) Charlie Bender, Coalition of Academic Supercomputer Centers. (KRN)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Electronic Libraries, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Health Services, Hearings, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Identifiers: Computer Industry; Congress 103rd; High Performance Computing; Internet; National Research and Education Network; National Science Foundation; NSFNET