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PUBLIC LAW 105-305—OCT. 28, 1998 112 STAT. 2921 (6) in paragraph (2), by striking "efforts." and inserting "network research and development programs;"; and (7) adding at the end thereof the following: "(3) promoting the more rapid development and wider distribution of networking management and development tools; and "(4) promoting the rapid adoption of open network standards.". SEC. 4. NATIONAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM. (a) PROGRAM ELEMENTS. —Subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 101(a)(2) of the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (15 U.S.C. 5511(a)(2)(A) and (B)) are amended to read as follows: "(A) provide for the development of technologies to advance the capacity and capabilities of the Internet; "(B) provide for high performance testbed networks to enable the research, development, and demonstration of advanced networking technologies and to develop and demonstrate advanced applications made possible by the existence of such testbed networks;". (b) ADVISORY COMMITTEE.— Section 101(b) of the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (15 U.S.C. 5511(b)) is amended by striking "HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING" in the subsection heading. SEC. 5. NEXT GENERATION INTERNET. Title I of the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (15 U.S.C. 5511 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "SEC. 103. NEXT GENERATION INTERNET. 15 USC 5513. "(a) ESTABLISHMENT.— The National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology may support the Next Generation Internet program. The objectives of the Next Generation Internet program shall be to— "(1) support research, development, and demonstration of advanced networking technologies to increase the capabilities and improve the performance of the Internet; "(2) develop an advanced testbed network connecting a significant number of research sites, including universities. Federal research institutions, and other appropriate research partner institutions, to support networking research and to demonstrate new networking technologies; and "(3) develop and demonstrate advanced Internet applications that meet important national goals or agency mission needs, and that are supported by the activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2). "(b) DUTIES OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE.—The President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (established pursuant to section 101(b) by Executive Order No. 13035 of February 11, 1997 (62 F.R. 7131), as amended by Executive Order No. 13092 of July 24, 1998), in addition to its functions under section 101(b), shall— "(1) assess the extent to which the Next Generation Internet program— "(A) carries out the purposes of this Act; and