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Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2008

IU Associate Dean for Research Technology Craig Stewart testifies before congressional committee


July 31, 2008

Washington, D.C. -- Indiana University Associate Dean for Research Technologies Dr. Craig Stewart, today (July 31) testifies before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology on the conclusions published in the 2007 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report: Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World.

Baron Hill and Craig Stewart

Baron Hill and Craig Stewart

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In his testimony, Stewart, who chairs the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing (CASC), states that with regard to networking and information technology, our current challenges are without precedent, and asserts that the United States must improve its networking and information technology ecosystem in order to maintain and extend its competitive advantage in innovation globally.

"Without strong investment, the U.S. is at risk of losing its longstanding position of global leadership in networking and information technology, and the consequences of this would be catastrophic," says Stewart in his testimony.

Further, Stewart urges adoption of the recommendations set forth in the Council's report, saying that to do so will lead to continued and improved prosperity, health, and security for Americans and indeed all citizens of the world.

To speak with Dr. Stewart, please contact Julie Wernert at 812-856-5517 or