An original Net developer joins President's IT Advisory Committee

President Clinton has appointed Robert Elliot Kahn to the President’s Information
Technology Advisory Committee.

Kahn, of McLean, Va., is chairman of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives.

The presidential committee advises the administration on systems issues, with an
emphasis on ways to bolster future systems and communications R&D efforts.

Originally formed to focus on high-performance computing and communications, the group
has expanded its agenda to other IT topics. It was formerly known as the Advisory
Committee on High-Performance Computing and Communications, IT and the Next-Generation

Kahn received the National Medal of Technology in 1997 for his role in developing the

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