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President Bush Announces Intent to Nominate William Jeffrey as NIST Director


New York, Jun 09, 2005

President Bush has announced his intention to nominate William Alan Jeffrey to be director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the Department of Commerce. Jeffrey has extensive experience with defense and national-security issues, and currently serves as senior director for homeland and national security and assistant director for space and aeronautics in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.

“I’m delighted President Bush intends to nominate William Alan Jeffrey to serve as the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the Commerce Department,” said Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez in a statement. “Bill will serve as a key member of the Commerce team to help develop technologies and standards that will help U.S. companies better compete in the global marketplace and create jobs in America. I look forward to serving with Bill and other members of the Commerce team as we promote economic growth and security, technological innovation and free and fair trade.”

Earlier in his career, Jeffrey was deputy director of the Advanced Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Office Agency. He also served as assistant deputy director for technology in the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as his master's degree and PhD from Harvard University.

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