Technology still tops Commerce agenda
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Jul 21, 2000
Norman Mineta, who on Thursday was confirmed by the Senate as the new Commerce
Department secretary, said he plans to keep technology issues at the top
of the department's agenda.
Promoting e-commerce and bridging the digital divide will be among the
issues on which Mineta said he plans to focus his attention.
During the six months left until the next administration comes in, Mineta
said he also plans to invest in the country's future. This includes "making
sure we have the technology and policies to fuel the new economy," Mineta
said at his confirmation hearing. "Across Commerce, people are doing crucial
work on R&D, technology diffusion and infrastructure modernization.
I intend to see that this work stays in high gear and on track.
most recently was vice president of special business initiatives at Lockheed Martin
Corp. He is also a former member of the House of Representatives.