THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 27,
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN T. CHAMBERS AS MEMBER TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTTEE
The President today announced his intent to appoint John T. Chambers
to serve as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory
Mr. John T. Chambers, of Los Altos, California, is President and Chief
Executive Officer of Cisco Systems, a worldwide leader in networking for
the Internet. In January of 1998, Mr. Chambers was one of two business
leaders worldwide to receive a special Trade Award from the Prime Minster
of Japan in recognition of Cisco?s success as a leader in networking.
Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Chambers spent eight years at Wang Laboratories
and six years with IBM.
Mr. Chambers received a B.S./B.A. and a J.D. from West Virginia
University. He also earned an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
The President?s National Security Telecommunications Advisory
Committee provides the President with technical information and advice on
national security telecommunications policy. The committee is composed of
no more than 30 members who have particular knowledge and expertise in the
field of telecommunications and who represent elements of the nation?s