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Obama is the 1st sitting president to speak at Stanford since 1975

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    President Obama to Fundraise in Bay Area, Speak at Stanford Cybersecurity Summit

    Air Force One touched down at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday evening, so that President Barack Obama can raise cash for the Democrats and deliver the keynote address at Stanford University regarding cyber security. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Friday, Feb. 13, 2015)

    Air Force One touched down at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday evening, so that President Barack Obama can raise cash for the Democrats and deliver the keynote address at Stanford University regarding cyber security.

    The president arrived aboard Air Force One, which touched down about 5:15 p.m. at San Francisco International Airport.

    On Friday, his entourage heads to Palo Alto, where Obama will address the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. President Obama is expected to announce an executive order to encourage information-sharing between the private sector and the government, NBC News reported Thursday.

    It's the first time a sitting president will speak at Stanford  since 1975, according to Stanford. That's when then-President Gerald Ford dedicated the Crown Quadrangle at the Stanford Law School.

    President Herbert Hoover addressed students at Stanford in 1932, according to Stanford Report, and President Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the elite private university in 1903.  President Bill Clinton was a visitor to campus during his presidency, but in his private capacity as a Stanford parent to daughter Chelsea Clinton.

    "We are honored to host this White House summit at Stanford University and are excited to play a pivotal role in convening experts from government, industry and academia," Amy Zegart, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution said in a statement. The summit will be livestreamed here.

    The White House said the summit will help shape "public and private sector efforts to protect American consumers and companies from growing cyber threats." Afterward, Obama will host a roundtable with Silicon Valley business leaders. Friday evening, he will speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco.

    The president is then departing from SFO on Saturday and flying to Palm Springs in Southern California.