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Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

 

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

United States
Under Secretary of Commerce
for Standards and Technology
Incumbent
Dr. Patrick D. Gallagher

since November 5, 2009
Website Official website

The Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, or USC(ST), is a high-ranking official in the United States Department of Commerce and the principal advisor to the United States Secretary of Commerce on the technological development. The Under Secretary is dual hatted as the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the Commerce Department.

The Under Secretary is appointed by the President of the United States with the consent of the United States Senate to serve at the pleasure of the President. The current Under Secretary is Dr. Patrick D. Gallagher, who was appointed by President Barack Obama on November 5, 2009.[1]

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • History 2
  • Reporting Officials 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Overview

As the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Under Secretary is responsible for promoting American innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

With the rank of Under Secretary, the USC(ST)/Director is a Level III position within the Executive Schedule. The Under Secretary ranks sixth in the line of succession for the office of Secretary of Commerce.

History

The position of Under Secretary/Director was created by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Reporting Officials

Officials reporting to the USC(ST)/Director include:

  • Associate Director for Laboratory Program/Principal Deputy
  • Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
  • Associate DIrector for Management Resources

See also

References

  1. ^ Official Biography of NIST Director Patrick D. Gallagher, National Institute of Standards and Technology

External links

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology official website
  • List of Commerce Department leadership, including Under Secretary, United States Department of Commerce official website
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