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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 18, 2001

     President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint eighteen

members to the National Infrastructure Assurance Council:

Mr. Alfred R. Berkeley, III, of Baltimore, Maryland, is the President of the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Prior to joining Nasdaq, he was a Managing Director and Senior Banker in the Corporate Finance Department of Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Berkeley received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Admiral Paul E. Busick, Jr., of Kinston, North Carolina, is the President and Executive Director of North Carolina's Global TransPark Authority. From 1996 to 1998, he served with the National Security Council as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Gulf War Illnesses. From 1993 to 1996, he served as Director of the Office of Intelligence and Security at the Department of Transportation and as the Secretary of Transportation's National Security Advisor. Admiral Busick received a B.S. from the United States Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. from Purdue University.

Mr. David H. Langstaff, of Comus, Maryland, currently serves as President, CEO, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Veridian Corporation. Veridian is a knowledge systems company that provides information-based solutions in the fields of global security, cyber assurance and safety. Mr. Langstaff served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating/Financial Officer of Space Industries International, Inc. and Calspan SRL Corporation. Mr. Langstaff received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Mr. Robert G. Liberatore, of the District of Columbia, has served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy for Daimler Chrysler Corporation since 1998. Prior to the Daimler Chrysler merger, he was Vice President of Washington Affairs for Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Liberatore joined Chrysler Corporation in 1985 after working on Capitol Hill for ten years, including four years as Staff Director for Senator Robert C. Byrd. Mr. Liberatore received a B.S. from Georgetown University.

Mr. Harris N. Miller, of Arlington, Virginia, is the President of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), the largest and oldest information technology trade association. Prior to joining ITAA, he was the President of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance. Mr. Miller received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. from Yale University.

Mr. Alan Paller, of Bethesda, Maryland, is Director of Research of the SANS Institute, a cooperative research organization that delivers graduate-level education to information system professionals. He is also the co-founder of the CIO Institute. Mr. Paller received degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Governor Gary Locke, of Seattle, Washington, was elected Washington State's 21st governor on November 5, 1996, making him the first Chinese-American governor in U.S. history. As governor, he has worked to make Washington public schools the best in the nation, promote jobs and economic development in rural and urban areas, and fight juvenile crime. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University.

Mr. Raymond L. Ocampo, of Hillsborough, California, is Chairman of the Board of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and serves on the board of directors of PMI Group, Inc. He retired in November 1996 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Oracle Corporation, the world's second largest software company. Mr. Ocampo received a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of California.

Lieutenant General Peter Albert Kind, of Red Wing, Minnesota, directed the National Y2K Information Coordination Center. He also directed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Science and Technology Study Group, the Department of Defense Technical Area Review and Assessment panels and the National Infrastructure Assurance Council. He received an B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a M.B.A from Harvard University.

Dr. Philip Chase Bobbitt, of Austin, Texas, currently holds the University of Texas A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law. He is the author of several articles and four books concerning Constitutional and Democratic theory. Dr. Bobbitt served from 1997 to 1999 as Director of Intelligence on the President's National Security Council. He received a B.A. from Princeton University, a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. from Oxford.

Mayor Wellington E. Webb, of Denver, Colorado, was elected Mayor of Denver, Colorado, on May 4, 1999. He currently serves as the President of the United States Conference of Mayors, the Vice President of the National Conference of Black Mayors, and the Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. Mayor Webb received a B.A. in Sociology from the Colorado State College at Greeley and an M.A. from Northern Colorado University.

Mr. William H. Gates, of Seattle, Washington, is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and internet technologies for personal and business computing. In 1999, Gates wrote Business @ the Speed of Thought, a book that demonstrates how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways. Mr. Gates attended Harvard University.

Mr. Richard K. Davidson, of Allen, Kansas is Chairman and CEO of the Union Pacific Corporation. He began his career with the railroad services in 1960, while attending college. Mr. Davidson received a B.A. from Washburn University and has completed the program for Management Development at Harvard University.

Mr. James Phillip Chandler, of the District of Columbia, is head of the National Intellectual Property Law Institute. He is Emeritus Professor of Law at the George Washington University and Chairman and President of the Chandler Law Firm Chartered. Mr. Chandler received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of California, Davis, and a LL.M. from Harvard University.

Mr. Erle Nye, of Forth Worth, Texas, is Chairman and Chief Executive of Texas Utiltites (TU) Company. He is also Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of TU Electric, TU Fuel Company, TU Mining Company, TU Services, TU Properties Inc., and TU Communications, Inc. Mr. Nye holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Charles R. Stuckey, Jr., of Carlisle, Massachusetts, is Chairman of RSA Security, Inc. He joined RSA Security in January 1987, bringing to the firm over 20 years of experience in general management and high technology sales. Mr. Stuckey also serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council and MatrixOne. Mr. Stuckey received a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University.

Ms. Judith Rodin, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began her current duties as the President of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. She serves on the boards of AETNA, Inc., the AMR Corporation, Electronic Data Systems, the Brookings Institution, Catalyst, and the Greater Philadelphia First Corporation. She currently serves on the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. She received a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Jack Quinn, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is co-chairman of Quinn Gillespie & Associates, LLC, a strategic consulting company he formed in January 2000. Previously, Mr. Quinn was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter. In addition, he also served as Counsel to the President from November 1995 to 1997 and then served as Vice President Gore's Chief of Staff and Counselor. Mr. Quinn holds both a B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown University.

Mr. Robin Hernreich, of Edward, Colorado, is currently the President of Remonov & Company, Inc., a private investment company. He was the past Chairman of Sigma Broadcasting Company, which controlled a number of radio and television stations. Mr. Hernreich was also the owner of Sigma Communications, a cellular telephone company. Mr. Hernreich received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Arthur Levitt, Jr., of Brooklyn, New York is the current Chair of the Secuities Exchange Commission, where he has served since July 1993. As Chair he has overseen the securities markets when they have reached new and unprecedented highs. He is a distinguished and respected figure in the area of finance and public service. He served as Chairman of the American Stock Exchange for eleven years, leaving in 1989 to devote his time to a publishing venture, including ownership of the newspaper Roll Call. Mr. Levitt received a B.A. phi beta kappa from Williams College.

Mr. Lawrence P. LaRocco, of Arlington, Virginia, is the Chairman of LaRocco and Associates, Inc., a government relations and public affairs consulting firm. Mr. LaRocco is a former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1991-1995, he represented the State of Idaho, First District,. While in Congress, he served on the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs and the Natural Resources Committees. After leaving Congress, Mr. LaRocco served as a Managing Director at the American Bankers Association for five years. He received a B.A. from the University of Portland and an M.S. from Boston University.

The National Infrastructure Assurance Council (NIAC) was established by Executive Order 13010 issued on July 14, 1999. NIAC is charged with enhancing the partnership of the public and private sectors to address threats to the Nation's critical infrastructure. Members of NIAC will work to propose and develop ways to encourage private industry to perform periodic risk assessments of critical processes, including information and telecommunications systems. NIAC will also monitor the development of Private Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (PSISACs); and provide recommendations to the National Security Council and the National Economic Council on how these organizations can best foster improved cooperation among the PSISACs, the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), and other federal entities.