OSC Technology Policy Group Named Think Tank

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 19, 1998) — 

ECLIPSWorld history books are filled with the names and ideas of great thinkers -- Aristotle, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, Peter Drucker, and now...ECLIPS?! According to Policy.com, an online resource, the Ohio Supercomputer Center's (OSC) Technology Policy Group is officially a national think tank where issues like electronic commerce, policy, and law are concerned.

ECLIPS was named a think tank for its research on privacy and the legal, policy, and technological issues related to new computing and information technology applications. The group joins other organizations well-known for their expertise in public policy including the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The White House, Congress, federal agencies, state governments, and businesses use Policy.com to find out the latest information on today's hottest policy issues. The policy news and information service showcases research, opinions, and events relating to dozens of topics including technology, electronic commerce, and education.

Visit ECLIPS' redesigned, information-loaded website at www.osc.edu/Eclips to learn more about OSC's latest technology policy-related activities.

OSC is a state-supported resource located in Columbus, Ohio. OSC's collaborative efforts with its users benefits Ohio research and possibly affects the way the world will turn in the next millennium. The Center's networking division helps position Ohio as an information state. OSC Networking's role in next generation networking initiatives today assists Ohio to become the advanced education and research state of tomorrow. The Center's work in both high performance networking and communications gives it an edge in presenting the latest educational technologies to the state.