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January 22, 1999

Last Friday, President Clinton announced his intent to nominate Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers as Under Secretary for Technology at the Department of Commerce. Dr. Shavers is currently a senior manager at Intel Corporation and has more than 20 years of experience within the technology industry, holding various engineering and managerial positions at several Fortune 500 companies such as Motorola, Varian Associates, and Hewlett-Packard. She has a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry from Arizona State University.

The Under Secretary for Technology serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and as the Department's spokesperson for science and technology matters. The Under Secretary develops and promotes federal technology programs to increase U.S. commercial and industrial innovation, productivity and growth, and to improve the competitiveness of U.S. firms in the global economy.

As head of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, Shavers would oversee the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Technical Information Service, and the Office of Technology Policy.

Shavers would replace Mary Good, who left the post in June 1997.