Title: Executive Order #12864, Advisory Council on the NII
Author: The White House
Date: June, 1994
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
September 15, 1993
UNITED STATES ADVISORY COUNCIL
ON THE NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
By the authority vested in me as President by the
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,
including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5
U.S.C. App. 2) ("Act"), and section 301 of title 3, United States
Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment.
- There is established in the
Commerce Department the "United States Advisory Council on the
National Information Infrastructure" ("Council"). The Council
shall consist of not more than 25 members to be appointed by the
Secretary of Commerce ("Secretary").
- The Secretary shall appoint from among the members of
the Council officials to serve as chairperson(s) or vice-
chairperson(s) of the Council as he shall deem appropriate.
Sec. 2. Functions.
- The Council shall advise the
Secretary on matters related to the development of the National
Information Infrastructure. The National Information
Infrastructure shall be the integration of hardware, software,
and skills that will make it easy and affordable to connect
people with each other, with computers, and with a vast array of
services and information resources.
- The Council shall advise the Secretary on a national
strategy for promoting the development of a National Information
Infrastructure. Issues that the Council may address include, but
are not limited to:
- the appropriate roles of the private and public sectors
in developing the National Information Infrastructure;
- a vision for the evolution of the National Information
Infrastructure and its public and commercial
- 3) the impact of current and proposed regulatory regimes
on the evolution of the National Information
- national strategies for maximizing the benefits of the
National Information Infrastructure, as measured by job
creation, economic growth, increased productivity, and
enhanced quality of life;
- national strategies for developing and demonstrating
applications in areas such as electronic commerce,
agile manufacturing, life-long learning, health care,
government services, and civic networking;
- national security, emergency preparedness, system
security, and network protection implications;
- national strategies for maximizing interconnection and
inter-operability of communications networks;
- international issues associated with the National
- universal access; and
- privacy, security, and copyright issues.
- The chairperson(s) may, from time to time, invite
experts to submit information to the Council and may form
subcommittees of the Council to review specific issues.
Sec. 3. Administration.
- The heads of executive
agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide to the
Council such information as it may require for the purpose of
carrying out its functions.
- Members of the Council shall serve without compensation
but shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu
of subsistence, as authorized by law, including 5 U.S.C. 5701-
5707 and section 7(d) of the Act, for persons serving
intermittently in government service.
- The Department of Commerce shall provide the Council
with administrative services, facilities, staff, and other
support services necessary for the performance of its functions.
Sec. 4. General.
- Notwithstanding any other Executive
order, the functions of the President under the Act that are
applicable to the Council, except that of reporting to Congress,
shall be performed by the Secretary in accordance with guidelines
that have been issued by the Administrator of General Services.
- The Council shall exist for a period of two years from
the date of this order, unless the Council's charter is
subsequently extended prior to the aforementioned date.
- Members of the Council and its subcommittee shall not
be considered special government employees for any purpose or for
purposes of 18 U.S.C. 201-203, 205, 207-209, and 218-219.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 15, 1993.