President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
September 1997 White House Release
The nominations of members to the PCCIP Advisory Committee were announced by the White House in a series of press releases which we have mirrored at our site to facilitate access for our visitors.
Below is the White House release from September 1997. The other releases are available from a listing on the main Advisory Committee Page.
President Clinton Names Members To The Advisory Committee To The President's Commission On Critical Infrastructure Protection
Office of the Press Secretary
|For Immediate Release
||September 18, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MEMBERS TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
TO THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe,
Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Norman Mineta, and Joseph Holmes as Members to the
Advisory Committee to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Dr. Jaffe, of New York, became Corporate Vice President of Technology at
in June 1996. In that position, he directs the Corporate Technology Council
and oversees the operation of the IBM Academy of Technology. Prior to that, he
was Vice President of Systems at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. A
fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
(IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Dr. Jaffe is currently on
a National Academy of Sciences study on Digitization and Combinations Science for
the Army Research Laboratory. He received a B.S. in Mathematics, and an M.S.
and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, of
Minneapolis, Minnesota, has served as Mayor of
Minneapolis since 1994. Prior to her term as mayor, she served consecutively
as Associate Director of the Minnesota Program for Victims of Sexual Assault,
City Council Member from the 8th Ward in Minneapolis, and City Council
President. Mayor Sayles attended Macalester College and the Senior Executives
Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Mineta, of California, is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of
Transportation Systems and Services at
Lockheed Martin IMS. A former Mayor of
San Jose, California, Mr. Mineta was elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives in 1974, where he served for 21 years. While in Congress, he
served as Chairman of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Among his many contributions to U.S. transportation policy, Mr. Mineta oversaw airline deregulation during the 1980's and co-authored the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Holmes is Corporate Vice President and the group executive for
Technology and Engineering Group. He began his career with EDS in 1968 and has
extensive experience in the transportation, health, and manufacturing
industries. After receiving a B.S. from Northern Illinois University, Mr.
Holmes served as a systems engineer for IBM.
The President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection was established in July 1996 to examine both physical and electronic "cyber" threats to eight key U.S. infrastructures (energy, telecommunications, banking and finance, transportation, gas and oil storage, water supply systems, government services and emergency services). The Commission will develop a comprehensive national strategy for infrastructure assurance. The Advisory Committee, which is made up of infrastructure industry executives and private-sector leaders will advise and support the Commission.