Citation Edit

Supercomputer Network Study Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-383 (June 21, 1986).

Overview Edit

This Act, originally introduced as S. 2594 by then-Senator Albert Gore, charged the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) with conducting "a study of critical problems and current and future options regarding communications networks for research computers, including supercomputers at universities and federal research facilities in the United States."

At OSTP's direction, an inter-agency group under the auspices of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET) for Computer Research and Applications — the Computer Network Study Planning Group — was formed to carry out the study of the following issues:

The Computer Network Study Planning Group produced and delivered a three-volume report for OSTP in early August 1987, consisting of recommendations, results of a workshop, and background papers.

Source Edit

  • Gordon Bell, "Steps Toward a National Research Telecommunications Network," 21 Library Hi Tech (1987) (full-text).

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