U.S. Information Policy

Foundations of US Information Policy, June, 1980, June 1980, this document was an official statement of US government information policy. It was cleared by the State Department and by OMB through the interagency clearance process. At the time, I was the principal US international representative in this area, and NTIA was the principal substantive agency. While the State Department always led our delegations, I was the principal US negotiator, and NTIA was the President’s Principal Advisor in this area. Thus, it was decided that NTIA would publish this policy statement.

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s speech early this year regarding the free flow of information and Internet freedom is completely consistent with the principles enunciated in this document. Her statements are a current articulation of US policy that has been consistent for more than 30 years.

Defense Science Board Report on Computer Security

Defense Science Board 1967-69 (Reissue 1979) (1967-1969), which was an early effort to understand the consequences of the use of the emerging online technology. Many of the same individuals involved in this effort (Willis Ware, myself, and others) were also involved in the then civilian side of these same issues under the label of “privacy.” In particular, Willis and I went on to participate in and lead a number of related endeavors in the 1970s.

Harnessing the Stock Market for Social Good

Here is a way to harness the stock market for social good…

A Call to Create Open Educational Services for All

This plan presents a way to deliver free, universal, online educational services. Two other documents relating to this call to action are a) Open Educational Services (Exec Summ) 1.2 and b) Open Educational Services, Phase I – Agenda for Action