PUBLIC LAW 100-519—OCT. 24, 1988
102 STAT. 2593
TITLE II—TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Subtitle A—Technology Administration SEC. 201. TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—Section 5(a) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3704(a)) is amended to read as follows: "(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established in the Department of Commerce a Technology Administration, which shall operate in accordance with the provisions, findings, and purposes of this Act. The Technology Administration shall include— "(1) the National Institute of Standards and Technology; "(2) the National Technical Information Service; and "(3) a policy analysis office, which shall be known as the Office of Technology Policy.". (b) UNDER SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY.—Section 50t)) of
the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3704(b)) is amended to read as follows: "(b) UNDER SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY.—The President President of U.S. shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to the extent provided for in appropriations Acts— "(1) an Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, who shall be compensated at the rate provided for level III of the Executive Schedule in section 5314 of title 5, United States Code; and "(2) an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, who shall serve as policy analyst for the Under Secretary.". (c) DUTIES.—Section 5(c) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3704(c)) is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (10) as paragraphs (5) through (14), respectively; (2) by striking "Assistant Secretary, on a continuing basis, shall—" and inserting in lieu thereof "Under Secretary, as appropriate, shall— "(1) manage the Technology Administration and supervise its agencies, programs, and activities; "(2) conduct technology policy analyses to improve United States industrial productivity, technology, and innovation, and cooperate with United States industry in the improvement of its productivity, technology, and ability to compete successfully in world markets; "(3) carry out any functions formerly assigned to the Office of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation; "(4) assist in the implementation of the Metric Conversion Act of 1975;"; and (3) in paragraph (10), as redesignated by paragraph (1) of this subsection, by striking "Assistant Secretary" and inserting in lieu thereof "Under Secretary".