text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text
Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation
design element
News From the Field
For the News Media
Special Reports
Research Overviews
NSF-Wide Investments
Speeches & Lectures
Speeches & Presentations by the NSF Director
Speeches & Presentations by the NSF Deputy Director
Speech Archives
Speech Contacts
NSF Current Newsletter
Multimedia Gallery
News Archive

Guest Editorial

Photo of Arden Bement

Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr.
National Science Foundation

Progress, Prosperity and the Cyberinfrastructure
Guest Editorial
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. "

Full text



Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page