Bush Seeks IT Security Advice
Representatives of Akamai, Symantec and Intel, among others, will serve on a new White House panel aimed at safeguarding government and commercial IT systems.
and Intelwill serve on a new White House panel aimed at safeguarding government and commercial IT systems.
Appointed by President Bush, the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee (NIAC), also includes members of the banking and finance, transportation, energy, and manufacturing sectors as well as academia, state and local government, and law enforcement.
Richard K. Davidson will serve as chairman of the NIAC. He is currently the chairman, president and CEO of Union Pacific Corp.
A White House spokesman was not immediately available to discuss how the members are chosen, or in what form the recommendations will come.
George Conrades, chairman and CEO of Akamai, a Cambridge, Mass., maker of Internet content delivery systems, said stregthening the country's information systems "is vital to reducing vulnerabilities and increasing our capabilities to respond to new threats."
In addition to Davidson and Conrades, other NIAC members are:Alfred R. Berkeley III, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ Stockmarket Martin G. McGuinn, Chairman and CEO, Mellon Financial Richard M. Kovacevich, Chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo L. George Martinez, Chairman, Sterling Bank and Sterling Bancshares Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chairman and CEO, DuPont Margaret Grayson, President and CEO, V-ONE John W. Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Symantec Thomas E. Noonan, Chairman, President and CEO, Internet Security Systems Craig R. Barrett, CEO, Intel Enrique Hernandez, Jr., President and CEO, Inter-Con Security Systems Maynard G. Webb, COO, e-Bay Erle Nye, Chairman and CEO, TXU Marilyn Ware, Chairman, American Waterworks Archie W. Dunham, Chairman, ConocoPhillips Donald John Carty, Chairman and CEO, American Airlines Thomas H. Weidemeyer, COO, UPS Linwood H. Rose, President, James Madison University William F. Owens, Governor of Colorado Jorge Santini, Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico Raymond W. Kelly, Police Commissioner, City of New York Gilbert G. Gallegos, Chief of Police, Albuquerque New Mexico Karen Katen, President, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals and Executive Vice President, Pfizer