the law and a congressionally mandated study on Internet searching and the domain name system. Ms. Patterson also is working on a joint study with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources and the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate on public-private partnerships in the provision of weather and climate services. 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 Science Applications International Corporation. Previously, Ms. Patterson was employed by IBM as an information technology 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.

MARGARET HUYNH, senior project assistant, has been with the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board since January 1999. In addition to this project, she has been working on Internet searching and the domain name system and information technology and creativity. Ms. Huynh also assists with the CSTB board meetings as well as on the project “Exploring Information Technology Issues for the Behavioral and Social Sciences” (Digital Divide and Democracy). Previously, she worked on the projects that produced the reports “Building a Workforce for the Information Economy” and “The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age.” Prior to coming to the Academies, Ms. Huynh worked as a meeting assistant at Management for Meetings and as a meeting assistant at the American Society for Civil Engineers. Ms. Huynh has a B.A. (1990) in liberal studies with minors in sociology and psychology from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, Maryland.

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