21 May 1999

Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 10:11 -0400
From: The White House <Publications-Admin@Pub.Pub.WhiteHouse.Gov>
To: Public-Distribution@pub.pub.whitehouse.gov
Subject: 1999-05-20 President Clinton Names Five Members to NSTAC

                            THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                         (Aboard Air Force One)
For Immediate Release                                       May 20, 1999


     The President today announced his intention to appoint James W.
Evatt, John H. Mattingly, Dennis J. Picard, Michael T. Smith, and
Lawrence A. Weinbach to the National Security Telecommunications
Advisory Committee:

     Mr. James W. Evatt, of Newport Beach, California, is President of
Information and Communications Systems, one of three major business
units of Boeing Information, Space & Defense Systems.  He is responsible
for the following product lines: satellites, Airborne Warning and
Control Systems (AWACS), airborne lasers, aircraft information systems,
and strategic missiles.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Evatt was Boeing
Defense and Space Group Executive Vice President for Business
Development, responsible for developing and implementing a growth
strategy for the defense and space operations of The Boeing Company.  He
was also Vice President of the Business Development Organization, where
he was responsible for finding and developing business opportunities for
Defense and Space.

     Mr. John H. Mattingly, of Fairfax Station, Virginia, is President
of COMSAT Satellite Services, an organization created to manage COMSAT's
international satellite services.  In addition, Mr. Mattingly oversees
COMSAT's current efforts to restructure INTELSAT and privatize Inmarsat
and leads COMSAT's development of advanced services and technology to
meet the growing demand for high-speed data and multimedia
communications via satellite.  Before becoming President of COMSAT
Satellite Services, Mr. Mattingly held a number of key management
positions in COMSAT.  Prior to joining COMSAT, Mr. Mattingly served in
several managerial and executive positions at OrionNet, Inc., GTE
Spacenet, and CONTEL ASC.

     Mr. Dennis J. Picard, of Concord, Massachusetts, is Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Company, Lexington,
Massachusetts.  He assumed this position on March 1, 1991, after serving
as the company's President since August 1989.  Mr. Picard was elected a
member of Raytheon's Board of Directors in January 1989.  He has held
numerous other positions with Raytheon, ranging from General Manager of
the Missile Systems Division - Raytheon's largest unit - in 1983, to
Senior Vice President of Raytheon - a position he earned in 1985.

     Mr. Michael T. Smith, of Marina Del Rey, California, is Chairman of
the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Electronics Corporation.
Previously, he had served as Vice Chairman of Hughes Electronic
Corporation and Chairman of Hughes Aircraft Company.  Mr. Smith joined
Hughes Electronics in 1985, the year the company was formed, as Senior
Vice President of Finance, after spending nearly 20 years with General
Motors in a variety of financial management positions.  Hughes
Electronics was formed after General Motors acquired Hughes Aircraft
Company.  Mr. Smith serves on several corporate boards and councils.

     Mr. Lawrence A. Weinbach, of New York, New York, is Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Unisys Corporation.  Mr.
Weinbach joined Unisys Corporation in 1997, after completing his second
four-year term as Managing partner and Chief Executive of Andersen
Worldwide, a global management and technology-consulting firm.  Mr.
Weinbach held a number of leadership positions at Andersen Worldwide
from 1961 until his departure in 1997.  Mr. Weinbach has taken an active
role over the years on the boards of numerous "not-for-profit"

     The NSTAC provides the President with information and advice from
the industry's perspective regarding specific measures to maintain,
protect and enhance the nation's telecommunications resources that
support national security and emergency preparedness capabilities.  The
Committee addresses telecommunications issues throughout the year and
periodically reports directly to the President and also to the Secretary
of Defense, in his capacity as Executive Agent for the National
Communications System.


See other members: http://www.ncs.gov/nstac/NSTAC-members.html National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee: http://www.ncs.gov/nstac/nstac.htm NSTAC XXII Work Plan http://www.ncs.gov/nstac/NSTACXXII/workplan.html NSTAC Reports: http://www.ncs.gov/nstac/NSTACReports.html National Communications System: http://www.ncs.gov/