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Richard Lamb has over 25 years of engineering, business, and policy experience in the Internet arena. Currently responsible for DNSSEC efforts at ICANN, he was the technical and policy architect for the Internet’s DNSSEC root key deployment and regularly teaches and speaks on DNSSEC and other ICT topics. Prior to this he was Director of Global IT policy at US Department of State where he focused on helping policy makers understand various technologies. Before this, he founded a number of small networking start-ups the last acquired by Microsoft and continues to collaborate with start-ups on innovative solutions and has a number of patents. His years in the networking field have included implementation of a wide range of protocols from the bottom-up including UUCP (author of UUPC/DCP), MEP2, BiSync, SNA/SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, and TCP/IP. Rick received his doctorate from MIT in 1987.