The NTIS Advisory Board
The National Technical Information Service Advisory Board was established by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 212(c) of the National Technical Information Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 3704b(c)) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).
The NTIS Advisory Board reviews the general policies of NTIS, including those regarding fees and charges for its products and services. Drawing upon the expertise of its members, the Advisory Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NTIS on such policies. It also provides guidance regarding customer needs, trends in the information industry, and changes in the way NTIS customers acquire and use its products and services.
Notices of Upcoming Meetings
Notices of upcoming meetings of the NTIS Advisory Board are announced in the Federal Register.
The NTIS Advisory Board consists of a Chairperson and four other members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The members are appointed for three-year terms and serve at the discretion of the Secretary, meeting at least once every six months at the call of the Director of NTIS. Following is a list of the current members of the NTIS Advisory Board:
John J. Regazzi
Dean Emeritus and Professor, College of Information and Computer Science, Long Island University. He is former CEO, Elsevier, Inc., leading publisher of science and health information. H$ is also a member of various boards and foundations and holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Dr. Regazzi formerly served as chairman of the NTIS Advisory Board.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bryant University, and formerly Professor and Dean, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also served on the National Science Board and the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). She has a Ph.D. in Information Science from University College, London, and previously served on the NTIS Advisory Board.
Judith C. Russell
Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida. Ms. Russell formerly served as the Superintendent of Documents in the Government Printing Office and Deputy Director of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. She has extensive experience in information policy and the administration of information dissemination programs.
Associate Director for Technology, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Smith is the author of numerous technical articles and previously served in a number of positions related to digital programs at the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems. NTIS is currently digitizing its acquisitions and offers digitizing services to other Federal agencies through its joint venture program.
Robert A. Friedenberg
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Secure Mission Solutions, which provides analysis, design, systems integration, training, and operations management services for all aspects of security. He is principally responsible for integrating new business acquisitions into corporate strategy. Dr. Friedenberg has a Ph.D. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A. from New York University.
NTIS Advisory Board Minutes