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February 25, 2004

Slides from CRA Computing Leadership Summit Online!

Thanks to all who attended CRA's annual Computing Leadership Summit. We were treated to a great series of talks from:

John Sargent, Senior Policy Advisor, Technology Administration, US Department of Commerce. Sargent went over a fascinating set of statistics he and his colleagues at the Technology Administration have managed to pull out of Bureau of Labor Statistics sources (and elsewhere) that paint an interesting picture of the current and future IT workforce. His slides on "Adequacy of the US Science and Engineering Workforce" and offshore outsourcing are chock full of data.

Peter Rooney, Deputy Chief of Staff, House Science Committee. Rooney brought the summit participants up to date regarding the Science Committee's plans for IT R&D in the coming year.

Anthony Tether, Director, DARPA Tether described the focus of DARPA's IT R&D efforts and addressed concerns university researchers have about the research funding regime at the agency (but was relatively unsympathetic).

Erik Jacobsson, Director, NIGMS Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Jacobsson described NIGMS' efforts to ramp up its IT R&D efforts as part of NIH's new Roadmap for Medical Research.

We've been able to post on the CRA government affairs site some of the slide presentations used by the speakers. Thanks to all who participated!

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