Computer Associates chairman and CEO: among most influential people

ISLANDIA, N.Y., June 13, 2000 -- Computer Associates International, Inc.
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ISLANDIA, N.Y., June 13, 2000 -- Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), an eBusiness solutions provider, announced that CA Chairman and CEO Charles B. Wang was selected by Federal Computer Week magazine as one of this year's most influential people contributing to the advancement of information technology (IT).

Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the Federal 100 Award recognizes top executives from government, industry and academia, who have, in the last year, had the greatest impact on information technology and how it relates to the inner workings of government.

Some of the innovators accompanying Mr. Wang in this honor include: Attorney General Janet Reno; James Gilmore, Governor of Virginia; James D. Buckner, CIO, Army Materiel Command; Harold F. Gracey, Jr., CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs; Lee Holcomb, CIO, NASA.

Mr. Wang was honored by Federal Computer Week particularly for his philanthropic work associated with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) which is mandated and partially funded by U.S. Department of Justice.

The NCMEC headquarters building, completed in September 1999, was made possible by a donation of more than $5 million in funding and technology from Mr. Wang.

"Technology and the Internet can and must be extended beyond the domain of business to the global community for the good of humankind," said CA Chairman and CEO Charles B. Wang.

"The power of the Internet should be used to meet the most basic needs of society by helping in the effort to resolve the world's pressing social issues, such as helping to reunite missing children with their families," he added.

In addition to donating the NCMEC headquarters and establishing the NCMEC website, Mr. Wang is continuously expanding humanitarian efforts by collaborating with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) organization and governments worldwide to launch websites dedicated to locating missing children around the globe.

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