From: "Bellerophon, Ltd."
Date: Tue, Dec 21, 1999 7:09 PM
Subject: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security - Nomination,P004807

Bellerophon, Ltd. would like to nominate our CEO, Mr. Michael R. McFarren, and our Director of Technical Services, Mr. Lebbeus Curtis VII, as members of the FTC Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.

Michael R. McFarren: Mr. McFarren is an internationally recognized authority on electronic commerce and information technology. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1998 with over 21 years of active service. Prior to his retirement, he managed the development, testing, and installation of the electronic commerce infrastructure for the Federal Government. He has extensive experience in modeling, technical analysis, simulation, testing, system design and computer security. He has developed methodology, tools, software, and processes for open systems architecture applications. Mr. McFarren holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry and Education, an M.B.A. degree, an M.S. degree in Operations Research, and has completed doctoral studies in Information Technology. He has completed a number of courses and seminars in a wide variety of technical and management subjects. Mr. McFarren is a member of several technical and professional organizations and is a member of the ANSI ASC X12 Committee, which establishes the standards for electronic data interchange for the United States.

Lebbeus Curtis VII: Mr. Curtis, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, has had over 25 years experience in computer security, information systems development, test and evaluation, and system integration of military command, control and combat systems, along with 15 years experience in the development, testing and configuration management of messaging standards (military USMTF, AdatP-3, TADIL, and commercial EDI). From 1994 to 1998 he was the sole architect, developer and manager for the Federal Government's EDI Compliance Certification Facility and the government's certification program for government applications/sites, commercial value added networks, and commercial software products. He holds a B.S. degree in Quantitative Analysis and Operations Research from the University of Southern California, where he has also done graduate work in Quantitative Analysis and Computer Information Systems. He has completed a number of courses and seminars in a wide variety of technical and management subjects. Mr. Curtis is internationally known and sought out for his expertise in messaging standards, configuration management, system implementation and compliance, systems integration, and computer security. Mr. Curtis is a member of AFCEA, the Internet Society, and the ANSI ASC X12 Committee (which establishes the standards for electronic data interchange for the United States) where he is the Vice Chairman of two standing task groups.

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Thank you

About Bellerophon, Ltd:


Bellerophon, Ltd. is a world class provider of Information Technology (IT) Services which assists organizations in architectural and engineering activities relating to the analysis, design, development, certification and operation of business information systems. Bellerophon, Ltd.centers its activities on electronic commerce and related issues.


We are a small, women-owned company specializing in satisfying our customers' information technology needs through the integration of commercial products and leading edge technology.


We are a small company of former federal government employees who conceived, designed, built, and supported the entire federal government's Electronic Commerce Infrastructure. We are building a business by providing strategy, consulting, system design, software development, system integration and outsourced services in Electronic Commerce.


We saw that there was no proponent for the small and medium sized business when it came to conducting Electronic Commerce (EC). Neither was there a proponent for firms where Information Technology was not a strong core competency of their business. Large firms conducted EC using very expensive and proprietary electronic data interchange systems that were far beyond the ability of small business due to their complexity and inherent high costs. We started Bellerophon, Ltd. with the intent of helping all business have an equal opportunity to compete using the appropriate information technologies as they apply to EC and the needs and desires of the business community.


Incorporated in April 1998.


In Greek mythology, Bellerophon was a Corinthian warrior and prince of the royal house. Among his many adventures, his most well known is when he was tasked with killing the Chimera, a creature wreaking havoc on the surrounding countryside. Bellerophon, with the help of the winged horse Pegasus, lopped off the creature's head as Bellerophon flew by on Pegasus' back. Above all else Bellerophon is noted for his Truthfulness and keeping a clear perspective on Reality; both of which typify Bellerophon, Ltd.'s dealings with its customers.