Sunday, July 11, 2004

Technology Administration at the Department of Commerce

Question: What does the Department of Commerce's Office of Technology Administration do?

Answer: "The Technology Administration seeks to maximize technology’s contribution to economic growth, high-wage job creation, and the social well being of the United States."

Advocating for technological innovation in the government policy arena, and other key national and international organizations.

Analyzing factors that affect U.S. technological innovation and competitiveness, including R&D investment, business climate, technology infrastructure, and workforce technical skills.

Developing and promoting measurements, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, trade, and the quality of life. This includes conducting research to advance the U.S. technology infrastructure, promoting excellence and quality achievement in U.S. business and other organizations, providing technical and business assistance to the nation’s smaller manufacturers, and supporting the development of technologies for broad national benefit.

Providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery. This includes serving as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.

Technology Administration


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