THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES MEMBERS TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NSTAC) President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint the following
individuals to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC):
Dr. Vance D. Coffman is the president of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Previously, he was president of the Space Systems Division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. and vice president of the corporation. Dr. Coffman was responsible for the Hubble Space Telescope, MILSTAR, Follow-on Early Warning, and the worldwide mobile commercial cellular phone system, Iridium. He holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University, and masters and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.
Mr. Paul E. Wright is chairman of Chrysler Technologies Corporation (CTC), the aerospace and defense electronics arm of the Chrysler Corporation. He was president and chief operating officer of Fairchild Industries prior to joining CTC. Mr. Wright guided the company's focus toward spacecraft, defense electronics, and selected industrial products. Mr. Wright spent 28 years with RCA Corporation, during which time he rose to senior vice president. He was responsible for developing and administrating the strategic plans for RCA.
Van B. Honeycutt is president of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), the largest independent provider of information technology consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing to industry and government. He began his career with CSC in 1975, serving as a regional marketing manager for Infonet, the company's timesharing and value-added network, which CSC sold in 1989. In 1983, Mr. Honeycutt became president of CSC Credit Services. He was later promoted to corporate vice president and president of CSC's Industry Services Group in 1987. He led CSC's advance into the growing outsourcing market, negotiating the industry's largest outsourcing pact, a 10 year, $3 billion agreement with General Dynamics Corporation.
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) provides the President with information and advice from the industry's perspective regarding specific measures to maintain, protect, and enhance the nation's telecommunications resources that support national security and emergency preparedness capabilities. The Committee addresses telecommunications issues throughout the year and periodically reports directly to the President, and also to the Secretary of Defense in his capacity as the Executive Agent for the National Communications System.