Office of the Press Secretary
February 11, 1997
ORDER - - - - - - -
Computing and Communications, Information
Technology and the Next Generation Internet
By the authority
vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the
United States of America, including the High-Performance Computing
Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194) ("Act"), and in order to establish
an advisory committee on high-performance computing and communications,
Information Technology, and the Next Generation Internet, it is
hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment.
established the "Advisory Committee on High-Performance Computing
and Communications, Information Technology, and the Next Generation
Internet" ("Committee"). The Committee shall consist of not more
than 25 nonfederal members appointed by the President, including
representatives of the research, education, and library communities,
network providers, and representatives from critical industries.
The President shall designate co-chairs from among the members
of the Committee.
Sec. 2. Functions.
Committee shall provide the National Science and Technology Council
(NSTC), through the Director of the Office of Science and Technology
Policy ("Director"), with advice and information on high-performance
computing and communications, information technology, and the Next
Generation Internet. The Committee shall provide an independent
made in implementing the High-Performance Computing and Communications
in designing and implementing the Next Generation Internet initiative;
- the need
to revise the HPCC Program;
among components of the HPCC Program;
the research and development undertaken pursuant to the HPCC
Program is helping to maintain United States leadership in advanced
computing and communications technologies and their applications;
issues as specified by the Director.
Sec. 3. Administration.
the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations,
the Department of Defense shall provide the financial and administrative
support for the Committee. Further, the Director of the National
Coordination Office for Computing Information, and Communications
("Director of the NCO") shall provide such coordination and technical
assistance to the Committee as the co-chairs of the Committee may
Sec. 4. General.
- The heads
of executive agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law,
provide to the Committee such information as it may require
for the purpose of carrying out its functions.
- The co-chairs
may, from time to time, invite experts to submit information
to the Committee and may form subcommittees or working groups
within the Committee to review specific issues.
of the Committee shall serve without compensation but shall
be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence,
as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the
Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).
any other Executive order, the functions of the President under
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, except that
of reporting to the Congress, that are applicable to the Committee
shall be performed by the Director of the NCO in accordance
with guidelines that have been issued by the Administrator of
- The Committee
shall terminate 2 years from the date of this order unless extended
by the President prior to such date.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 11, 1997.