Senator George Allen Receives NVTC 2006 Chairman's Award

    HERNDON, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Senator George Allen
 received the NVTC 2006 Chairman's Award today at its Titans of Technology
 breakfast with more than 830 technology executives hosted by the Northern
 Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).
     "Senator Allen is a strong voice in the Senate for American
 competitiveness and innovation for the continued growth of the technology
 economy and a strong advocate for excellence in math, science and technology-
 related fields," said John Lee, chairman of NVTC and president and CEO of Lee
 Technologies. "He has been a true leader, champion and advocate for
 technology, and it is with great pride that we recognize him with the NVTC
 Chairman's Award."
     Sen. Allen has distinguished himself as a leader in the fight against
 Internet access taxes as the author of the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act
 and proposed legislation to make the tax moratorium permanent.  Additionally,
 Sen. Allen is the founding chair of the Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus
 and his 21st Century Nanotechnology Research & Development Act launched the
 National Nanotechnology Program with funding of $3.63 billion over four years,
 the largest federal scientific initiative since the space program in the
     The overcapacity crowd also heard inspiring opening remarks from George
 Mason University Head Basketball Coach Jim Larranaga about the Patriots' run
 to the NCAA Final Four Tournament, along with the keynote speech from Steve
 Case, chairman of Revolution, LLC who discussed his revolutionary consumer-
 driven healthcare approach.
     About NVTC
     The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership
 association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. NVTC has more
 than 1100 member companies representing over 160,000 employees. Our membership
 includes companies from all sectors of the technology industry including
 information technology, software, Internet, ISPs, ASPs, telecommunications,
 bioscience, and aerospace, as well as the service providers that support these
 companies. NVTC provides its members with: (1) over 110 networking and
 educational events per year; (2) comprehensive member benefit services, (3)
 public policy advocacy on a broad range of technology issues at the state and
 regional levels, with involvement in federal issues as they relate to
 workforce and education concerns; and (4) community service opportunities
 through active involvement in community projects and philanthropy through the
 NVTC Foundation.

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council

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