August 21, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Jeffrey G. Harrison joined OGC's staff in August as an Interoperability Program Specialist. As Project Manager for OGC Interoperability Initiatives, he plans projects, manages schedules, and coordinates sponsors and participants in testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion projects. Mr. Harrison is also responsible for enlisting the support and involvement of US Federal, State and Local Government sectors in OGC's Interoperability Initiatives.Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Harrison was the Program Manager for the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Web Mapping Technology (WMT) Program. In that role, he was responsible for all technical and programmatic aspects of developing military and civil applications of interoperable web mapping technology. While at ERDC, he managed research and development teams from around the world and served as the ERDC technical representative to numerous technical committees and collaborative technology efforts.Prior to joining ERDC, Mr. Harrison held various project and program management positions with the U.S. Department of Defense. He was responsible for technology development projects related to application of spatial technologies to intelligence and military applications. In 1998 he was awarded an Outstanding Performance Award by the Director of Central Intelligence for his work.Mr. Harrison is a regular speaker on interoperable geoprocessing technology at technical conferences, meetings, seminars, and symposia. He is a graduate of George Mason University and lives in Virginia with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Jordan and Mallory.– end –“