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Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), Chair of the House Science Committee, introduced the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act in June, 1999, to respond to the recommendations of the President's Information and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). The bill, H.R. 2086, would amend the High Performance Computing and Communications Act to reauthorize HPCC programs at the major research agencies and establish a new NITR&D program for long-term fundamental research and terascale computing facilities. Please see the CRA report on Summary and Analysis of the NITR&D Act for more information on the provisions of this legislation. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2086 on February 15, 2000.
- Text of the Next Generation Internet 2000 Act (S 2046)
- Senate Commerce Committee Report on S 2046 (S Rept 106-310)
CRA Statements on the NITR&D Act
- CRA Letter to Members of the Senate Commerce Committee on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act (H.R. 2086), February 22, 2000
- CRA Hails House Passage of NITR&D Act, CRA news release, February 15, 2000
- CRA Testimony on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act given by Edward Lazowska before the Subcommittee on Basic Research, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, July 14, 1999
- CRA Statement on the NITR&D Act
Additional House Science Committee Documents
- Landmark I.T. Legislation Passes House, House Science Committee press release, February 15, 2000
- House-Passed VA/HUD Bill Provides $126 Million Next Year for Sensenbrenner I.T. Legislation, House Science Committee news release, October 14, 1999
- Sensenbrenner I.T. Legislation Unanimously Passes Committee, House Science Committee news release, September 10, 1999
- Sensenbrenner Introduces Bipartisan I.T. Legislation, House Science Committee news release, June 9, 1999
- Background and Need for Legislation, House Science Committee document
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