Pursuant to the Notice published in the Federal Register/Vol. 64, No. 244/Tuesday, December 21, 1999/ 71457 I hereby submit the nomination of David P. Maher as a Member of the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. His details are as follows:

David P. Maher has served as the Chief Technology Officer of InterTrust Technologies since July 1999. Before joining InterTrust, he was an AT&T Fellow, Division Manager, and Head of the Secure Systems Research department at AT&T labs where he was working on secure IP networks and secure electronic commerce protocols. He joined Bell labs in 1981, where he developed secure wideband transmission systems, cryptographic key management systems, and secure communications devices. He was chief architect for AT&T's STU-III secure voice, data, and video products used by the White House and US intelligence and Military personnel for Top Secret communications. In 1992 Mr. Maher was made a Bell Labs Fellow in recognition of his work on Communications Security. He was also Chief Scientist for AT&T Secure Communications Systems overseeing Secure Systems R&D at Bell Labs, Gretag Data Systems in Zurich and Datotek Systems in Dallas. He served as a member of the Mondex International Security Group.

Mr. Maher has published papers in the fields of Combinatorics,  Cryptography, Number Theory, Signal Processing, and Electronic Commerce. He has been a consultant for the national Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Congressional Office of Technology assessment. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Lehigh University, and he has taught Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science at several institutions.

Mr. Maher is able to attend all Advisory Committee meetings and to participate in good faith in the tasks undertaken by the Advisory Committee. He understands and agrees to be bound by the published terms of service in the event that he is appointed.

This nomination is submitted by Nic Garnett, Senior Vice President, InterTrust Technologies to whom any correspondance regarding this nomination should be addressed.