Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Statement on New Science and Technology Adviser
Washington, DC, September 20, 2000
As released by the Office of the Spokesman
U.S. Department of State
Dr. Norman P. Neureiter Sworn in as Science and
I am very pleased to announce today that Dr. Norman P. Neureiter has joined the Department of State as my Science and Technology Adviser. Dr. Neureiter has served with great distinction in industry, most recently as Vice President of Texas Instruments Japan; in the federal government, including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and with several advisory boards within the science and academic communities. He is eminently qualified to help the Department carry out the critical mandate that I have set forth of ensuring that science, technology and health issues are fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy. I am delighted to welcome him to my leadership team.
In his capacity as Science and Technology Adviser, Dr. Neureiter will work directly with the most senior Department officials to ensure that we have the appropriate training, expertise and information available to our personnel to provide strong leadership on science-related issues. He will chair a senior-level science policy committee at the Department to review our needs on a regular basis. Dr. Neureiter will also serve as the Department's principal liaison with the science, engineering and technology community -- in government, academia, and the private sector -- to promote active, long-term partnerships and to identify common objectives.
I acted to appoint a Science and Technology Adviser upon the recommendation of the Department's Senior Task Force on Strengthening Science at State, convened in October 1999 by Under Secretary for Global Affairs Frank E. Loy and Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security John D. Holum. The Task Force was guided by a study undertaken at my request by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and by legislation enacted in 1999 calling for the appointment of a State Department Science and Technology Adviser.
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