Posted by David Bowermaster Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues
We talk a lot on this blog about the intersection of technology and public policy, and Microsoft’s work to apply technology in ways that will advance public policy goals such as improving health care, education and economic growth.
The ties between the tech and government realms became especially palpable today at Microsoft when President Obama named Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, to his 20-member President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Craig is part of an impressive group of academic and business leaders that includes three Nobel laureates, two university presidents and four MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Craig and his colleagues will advise President Obama and Vice-President Biden on the formulation of science and technology policy.
For more on today’s announcement, read the White House announcement or the Microsoft statement.