Secretary of Commerce


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Secretary of Commerce

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with encouraging economic growth. The secretary is responsible for issuing patents, setting standards for companies and sectors, and gathering data on the state of the American economy. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Title X, Subpart G, Section 1062) requires that the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff jointly certify that the replacement spectrum band provides comparable technical characteristics to restore essential military capabilities that will be lost when a federal frequency band is reallocated for nonfederal use.
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McCotter's language with one exception, the title of the position is an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing.
Bush signed into law his tax-cut plan officially known as the "Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Act of 2003." Standing behind him as he signed the bill were Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, Secretary of the Treasury John Snow, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.).
Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans' speech regarding the agreement is available at www.commerce.gov/opa/speeches/2002_Sept27_Evans_Mutual_Recognition.htm.
The Secretary of Commerce has final approval on the awards.
It's named after Clinton's Secretary of Commerce, who died in an airplane crash in 1996.
Amid widespread calls for stricter data security standards and technological solutions to protect the nation's critical systems, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans announced in December approval of a new encryption standard for the federal government.

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