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PITAC nominees strong in cybersecurity

President Bush announced May 8 that he plans to appoint 25 new members to the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), which offers advice on maintaining America’s dominance in advanced information technologies. The panel provides information to the president, Congress and federal agencies involved in IT research and development, and helps guide the Bush administration’s efforts to accelerate the development and adoption of IT policies for the nation. Its members are leading IT experts from industry and academia, many of whom have worked in or with the government. The nominees include two candidates who will serve as co-chairmen — Edward Lazowska, professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, and Marc Benioff, a former Oracle Corp. executive and entrepreneur recently described by Fortune magazine as the “Prince of Software.” Full Story

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