1997 Medal of Technology Recipients

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Norman R. Augustine, Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp. in Bethesda, Md., for visionary leadership in maintaining the United States' preeminence in the aerospace industry, and for championing technical and managerial solutions to the challenges in civil and defense systems. Category: Technology Management.

Ray M. Dolby, Founder and Chairman, Dolby Laboratories, Inc., in San Francisco, Calif., for inventing technologies that have dramatically improved sound recording and reproduction, fostering their adoption worldwide, and maintaining a vision that has kept the world listening for more than 30 years. Category: General Product and Process Innovation; Technology Transfer.

Robert S. Ledley, Director of Medical Computing and Biophysics and Professor of Radiology, Physiology, and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for pioneering contributions to biomedical computing and engineering, including the invention of the whole-body CT scanner, and for his role in developing automated chromosome analysis for prenatal diagnosis of birth defects. Category: General Product and Process Innovation.

Team Award (Jointly): Vinton Cerf, Senior Vice President of Data Architecture at MCI in Reston, Va., and Robert E. Kahn, President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives in Reston, Va., for creating and sustaining development of Internet protocols and continuing to provide leadership in the emerging industry of internetworking. Category: Technology Transfer.

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