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Chair
U.S. Attorney General
Michael Mukasey
Department of Justice

Vice Chair
Administrator
J. Robert Flores
Office of Juvenile
Justice and
Delinquency Prevention

Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Department of Labor

Chief Executive Officer
David Eisner
Corporation for National
and Community Service

Assistant Secretary
Julie L. Myers
Department of Homeland Security

Secretary
Steve Preston
Department of Housing
and Urban Development

Secretary
Margaret Spellings
Department of Education

Secretary
Michael O. Leavitt
Department of Health
and Human Services

Director John P. Walters
Office of National
Drug Control Policy

Practitioner Members

Larry K. Brendtro
William L. Gibbons
Adele L. Grubbs
Steven H. Jones
Pamela Rodriguez
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Victor Rodriguez

 

Stephen Downs
Director of the Technology Opportunities Program, U.S. Department of Commerce

Stephen Downs is the Director of the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Appointed in 1994, Mr. Downs has been responsible at TOP (formerly known as the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program) for the $135 million in matching grants provided to public sector and nonprofit organizations for innovative demonstration projects that use information and telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of services—such as health, education, and public safety—to both rural and urban communities across the United States. Prior to joining NTIA, Mr. Downs served as a research fellow in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the U.S. Public Health Service, advising the health communications staff on emerging information and telecommunications technologies. Mr. Downs joined the Public Health Service after receiving a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his thesis work focused on the policy implications of future public broadband telecommunication networks.


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