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I thought many of you would like to voice your support for funding integration
of technology in developmental education.
 
Dave Caverly
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>                           Department of Commerce News
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> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                          CONTACT: Paige Darden
> March 31, 1995                                  (202) 482-1551
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>                        CLINTON ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES
>                        A NATIONAL ELECTRONIC OPEN MEETING
>
>             Organizations encouraged to serve as Public Access Sites
>
> Washington, D.C. -- The Clinton Administration will hold a National
> Electronic Open Meeting to seek public comments on how Federal,
> State, Tribal and local governments should interact with citizens in
> the Information Age.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on
> Monday, May 1 and end at midnight on Sunday, May 14, 1995.
>
> "Through this national open meeting, we hope to spur public
> discussion and vigorous debate on how government can improve delivery
> of services and benefits, and availability of information; and
> increase citizen participation in our democratic process using
> information technologies," said Secretary of Commerce Ronald H.
> Brown.
>
> During the two week meeting, Americans will have the opportunity to
> discuss with experts and other participants five topics relevant to
> "People and Their Governments in the Information Age."  The topics
> include:  Services--from delivery of emergency help and health care
> to issuing business licenses; Benefits--from delivery of Social
> Security and food stamps to processing small business grants;
> Information--from declassifying secrets to making Census data more
> easily available; Participatory Democracy--from making access to
> government easier to ensuring everyone's opportunity to participate
> in government regulatory and policy-making; and Technology--from
> ensuring compatible electronic systems at the various government
> levels to ensuring system security and reliability.  In order to
> participate in the meeting, a person must use a computer with a modem
> or with access to the Internet (World Wide Web, newsgroups, e-mail
> listservs).
>
> The Administration is calling on public and private organizations to
> help facilitate participation by the American people who do not have
> access to a computer.  "We are asking public and private
> organizations to make their computer facilities available, free of
> charge, throughout the two week meeting," said Secretary Brown.  To
> participate as a "Public Access Site," institutions must have the
> abilityto access Internet e-mail, newsgroups or the World Wide Web
> and be willing to help encourage greater public participation by
> publicizing the meeting through local press and outreach activities.
>
> Because many organizations have not participated before in a meeting
> held entirely via electronic networks, technical assistance for
> Public Access Sites will be provided by the U.S. Government Printing
> Office (GPO) before and during the meeting by calling (202) 512-1530.
> #
> Organizations wishing further information about serving as a Public
> Access Site can point their World Wide Web (WWW) browser to
> http://meeting.fedworld.gov or send a blank e-mail message to
> [log in to unmask]  Organizations without WWW or e-mail
> capability may call GPO for further information and to register as a
> Public Access Site.
>
> In addition, the general public may obtain further information about
> the content and format of the meeting by sending a blank e-mail
> message to [log in to unmask] or by calling GPO at (202)
> 512-1530.  GPO also will make a complete listing of Public Access
> Sites available starting April 16.
>
> The meeting is being sponsored by several federal agencies, including
> the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the National
> Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the
> National Technical Information Service's FedWorld, and the National
> Performance Review (NPR).  The sponsoring agencies are participants
> in the Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF), an interagency
> group formed to articulate and implement the Administration's vision
> for the National Information Infrastructure, and which is chaired by
> Secretary Brown.  The GPO is also providing support for the
> meeting.
>
> Note to the editor:  Members of the media who would like to be
> briefed by the meeting coordinators prior to the conference
> (date/time TBD) should notify Paige Darden, NTIA at (202) 482-1551.