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Commerce issues plan to reorganize technology agencies

The Commerce Department on Thursday proposed legislation that would reorganize the department’s technology and telecommunications policy functions. The proposal would consolidate the Technology Administration, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the e-commerce policy functions of the International Trade Administration. The plan requests slightly more than $8 million for the new agency. “This bill modifies and modernizes the organizational structure of the Department of Commerce to enhance the formulation of technology, electronic commerce and telecommunications policy issues,” Commerce Secretary Donald Evans said in a letter accompanying the draft. Full Story

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