OSC Named to Congressional Advisory Committee

Supercomputer Center to Advise Legislature on Issues Concerning Net

Columbus, Ohio -- April 1, 1999 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center recently was appointed to the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to more than 100 Senators and Representatives who are examining Internet-related policy issues before Congress. OSC is the only Ohio higher education entity serving on the Committee.

"As an innovative national leader in information technology, the Ohio Supercomputer Center will make an invaluable contribution to the Advisory Committees efforts to formulate an agenda on issues affecting the Internet for the 106th Congress," said Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (OH-15), a member of the Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.

OSC was named to the Congressional advisory committee for its Technology Policy Groups expertise on the technological, legal, policy and privacy barriers involved in new and emerging computing and information technology applications, including the Internet. Known as a national think tank in this arena, OSC will bring to the committee results of its past research activities and its continued exploration of issues related to electronic commerce and placing government information online.

"This is a unique opportunity for an academic institution like OSC," said Charlie Bender, OSC director. " We are glad that we can share our expertise in making this new gateway to information sharing and commerce secure and safe for everyone."

OSC is Ohios flagship high performance computing and networking resource. Located in Columbus, OSC promotes collaboration with and among faculty and students across the state to benefit Ohio research and possibly affect the way the world will turn in the next millennium. The Centers networking division, helps position Ohio as an information state connecting more than a million Ohioans to the Internet. With more than a decade of expertise in the arenas of high performance computing and networking, OSC has an edge in presenting emerging education and information technologies to Ohio universities, industries and government.

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