Commerce to get new technology chief

Commerce to get new technology chief

By Matt McLaughlin

GCN Staff

JULY 5'President Bush plans to nominate Phillip Bond as undersecretary of Commerce for technology, according to a White House press release issued this week.

Bond has experience in information technology in both public and private sectors. He currently is director of federal public policy for Hewlett-Packard Co. and was formerly senior vice president for government affairs and treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.

From 1993 to 1998, Bond served as chief of staff for Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash.). He was principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for legislative affairs from 1992 to 1993.

As undersecretary of technology, Bond would oversee Commerce's Office of Technology Policy, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and National Technical Information Service, and he would serve on four committees of the president's National Science and Technology Council.

Bond is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon.

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