emies. She is currently involved in several CSTB projects, including one on critical information infrastructure protection and the law, a project that explores the intersection of geospatial information and computer science research communities, and a congressionally-mandated study on Internet searching and the domain name system. Prior to joining CSTB, Ms. Patterson completed an M.Sc from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her graduate work was supported by the Department of Defense and SAIC. In a previous life, Ms. Patterson was employed by IBM as an IT consultant for both federal government and private industry clients. Her work included application development, database administration, network administration, and project management. She received a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Missouri, Rolla.

Shannon Ruddy is a senior project assistant with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources at the National Research Council. She holds a B.A. in environmental science from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Previously, she worked as a researcher for Booz-Allen & Hamilton in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 3 CERCLA/Superfund records center.

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