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Guest Editorial

Photo of Arden Bement

Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr.
Director
National Science Foundation
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Progress, Prosperity and the Cyberinfrastructure
Guest Editorial
ComputerWorld
May 8, 2006

As NSF ramps up implementation of the American Competitiveness Initiative, NSF Director Arden L. Bement is reaching out to inform the public of our activities through speeches and editorials. In a guest editorial in ComputerWorld, he defines the national cyberinfrastructure being developed through NSF programs as essential infrastructure for the United States to prosper in a global knowledge economy.

"The term cyberinfrastructure resembles something from a William Gibson novel, but the National Science Foundation is working to make it a reality. Webster's New World College Dictionary defines infrastructure as the basic facilities needed for a society to survive and grow. "

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