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Jon Eisenberg


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Jon Eisenberg is the Senior Board Director of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. He has also been study director for a diverse body of work, including a series of studies exploring Internet and broadband policy and networking and communications technologies. In 1995-1997 he was a AAAS Science, Engineering, and Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he worked on technology transfer and information and telecommunications policy issues. Dr. Eisenberg received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington in 1996 and B.S. in Physics with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1988.

Current Projects:

Continuing Innovation in Information Technology: A Workshop
Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure to Support U.S. Science in 2017-2020
Ethical and Societal Implications of Advances in Militarily Significant Technologies that are Rapidly Changing and Increasingly Globally Accessible

Associated NRC Publications:

Interim Report of a Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Enterprise Architecture, Software, Safety, and Human Factors (2014)
Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making (2013)
Continuing Innovation in Information Technology (2012)
The Safety Challenge and Promise of Automotive Electronics: Insights from Unintended Acceleration (2012)
Wireless Technology Prospects and Policy Options
Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense (2009)
Assessing the Impacts of Changes in the Information Technology R&D Ecosystem: Retaining Leadership in an Increasingly Global Environment (2009)
Opportunities for Coordination and Clarity to Advance the National Health Information Agenda: A Brief Assessment of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
(Letter Report)
Renewing U.S. Telecommunications Research (2006)
Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration: Recommendations for a Long-Term Strategy (2005)
Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field (2004)
Summary of a Forum on Spectrum Management Policy Reform (2004)
Building an Electronic Records Archive: Letter Report (2003)
Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration: Recommendations for Initial Development (2003)
The Internet Under Crisis Conditions: Learning from September 11 (2002)
Information Technology Research, Innovation, and E-Government (2002)
Cybersecurity Today and Tomorrow: Pay Now or Pay Later (2002)
Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits (2001)
Looking Over the Fence at Networks (2001)
The Internet's Coming of Age (2001)
Information Technology Research for Federal Statistics (2000)
Information Technology Research for Crisis Management (1999)
Realizing the Potential of C4I: Fundamental Challenges (1999)
Fostering Research on the Economic and Social Impacts of Information Technology (1998)