102 STAT. 2594
15 USC 3704 note.
National Technical Information Act of 1988.
PUBLIC LAW 100-519—OCT. 24, 1988
(d) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—(1) Section 4 of the StevensonWydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3703) is amended— (A) in paragraph (1), by striking "Productivity, Technology, and Innovation" and inserting in lieu thereof "Technology Policy"; and (B) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows: "(3) 'Under Secretary' means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology appointed under section 50)X1).". (2) Section 5(d)(l) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3704(d)(l)) is amended by striking "shall establish and, through the National Technical Information Service and" and inserting in lieu thereof "and the Under Secretary shall establish, and through the National Technical Information Service and with the cooperation of. (3) Section ll(g)(l) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710(g)(l)) is amended by inserting "through the Under Secretary, and" after "Secretary,", (4) Section 5314 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following item: "Under Secretary of (Commerce for Technology.". (e) TRANSITION.—The individual serving as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Productivity, Technology, and Innovation immediately before the date of enactment of this Act shall serve as Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy until the Assistant Secretary takes office.
Subtitle B—National Technical Information Service
15 USC 3701 note.
SEC. 211. SHORT TITLE.
15 USC 3704b.
SEC. 212. NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE.
This subtitle may be cited as the "National Technical Information Act of 1988". (a) POWERS.—(1) The Secretary of (Commerce, acting through the Director of the National Technical Information Service (hereafter in this subtitle referred to as the "Director") is authorized to do the following: (A) Enter into such contracts, cooperative agreements, joint ventures, and other transactions, in accordance with all relevant provisions of Federal law applicable to such contracts and agreements, and under reasonable terms and conditions, as may be necessary in the conduct of the business of the National Technical Information Service (hereafter in this subtitle referred to as the "Service"). (B) In addition to the authority regarding fees contained in section 2 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the dissemination of technological, scientific, and engineering information to American business and industry, and for other purposes" enacted September 9, 1950 (15 U.S.C. 1152), retain and, subject to appropriations Acts, utilize its net revenues to the extent necessary to implement the plan submitted under subsection (fK3XD).