Federal Trade Commission
Room H-159
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580

RE- Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security-Nomination P004807

To whom it may concern:

My name is Simon Rakoff. I am the President and CEO of The .Com Group in Reston Virginia. I am interested in serving on the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security convening in February of 2000.

The .Com Group is an Internet solutions provider and consultancy specializing in usability assessment, behavioral profiling, and user interface assessment and design.
We are a social science organization who studies, among other things, users reactions to a variety of issues on the Web including privacy, commerce, advertising, and e-mail.
We focus heavily on cognitive process modeling, task flow analysis, and other behavioral issues. 

The kinds of questions that the committee will be exploring are of tremendous interest to me personally and professionally, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve and to help lend guidance.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Thank you,

Simon Rakoff
President and CEO
The .Com Group