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A Bridge for Trusted Electronic Communications in Higher Education and the Federal Government

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The Higher Education Bridge Certification Authority (HEBCA) holds promise for enabling trusted electronic communications between campuses and government agencies using standard campus systems for identification and authorization.

Mark Luker

Mark Luker is a Telecommunications Policy Specialist at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and a member of the BTOP Team. Until recently he was Vice President of EDUCAUSE, an association of over 2,000 universities and colleges that promotes the transformation of higher education through innovative applications of information technology. He led the Washington DC-based EDUCAUSE policy program as well as Net@EDU, a "thought-leadership" coalition of university CIOs and state network directors who work to advance national networking for both research and education.

Luker also has served as the Program Director for advanced networking at the National Science Foundation and the federal Next Generation Internet project. Before that he worked on organizational issues for information technology services as CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. In this role he was very active in several national projects including the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative and the Coalition for Networked Information.

Luker received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and served as a faculty member and acting dean at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, before moving into information technology management.

 

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