Walter L. Warnick, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
February 16–20, 2006
Thank you Al [Trivelpiece] for that introduction. And thank you all for coming to the Global Discovery on the Internet Symposium here at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
It is an honor for me to speak at a symposium moderated by Al Trivelpiece. For those in the audience who might not know Al, he is the former director of what is now the DOE Office of Science, a position nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. While at DOE, he was instrumental in launching the human genome project. Many people do not realize that it was DOE that launched that project, which has turned out to be one of the most remarkable scientific advances of the last several decades.
Al is also a former Executive Director of AAAS. In addition, for 11 years, he was director of DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the largest of the laboratories in the DOE complex.