Posted by: kurtsh | April 30, 2009

NEWS: Obama names Microsoft’s Craig Mundie to Sci-Tech Advisory Council

Mundie_703364E5 A couple days ago, President Obama named Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s Chief Research & Strategy Officer to his 20-member President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Craig Mundie’s biography is available here:
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/craig/?tab=biography

Of note is the paragraph in his biography of this appointment:

In April 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Mundie to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which advises the administration on technology, scientific research priorities, and math and science education. Since August 2000, he has also served on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, advising White House staff on issues affecting the security of the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure. In April 2002, Mundie joined the Task Force on National Security in the Information Age to help develop a strategy for using technology to address new security challenges. Since February 2002, Mundie has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.

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