Phillip J. Bond, United States Department of Commerce

Phillip J. Bond was sworn in as Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology on October 30, 2001, and was chosen in January 2002 to serve as Commerce Secretary Donald Evan’s chief of staff. Bond serves as the principal advisor to Secretary Evans on science and technology policy. One of his top priorities is to transform the Technology Administration into the pre-eminent portal to the federal government for the U.S. technology industry.

Bond directs efforts of TA to advocate on behalf of U.S. technology in the federal policy-making process. Some of the high priority issues that he is involved in include support for American innovation and entrepreneurship; the emerging field of nanotechnology; strengthening U.S. technology cooperation with other countries, especially in areas such as and standards development; education and training of a high tech workforce; and an array of issues of concern to the telecommunications and information technology industries. Before joining Commerce, Bond was director of federal public policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company and senior vice president for government affairs and treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council. From 1993 to 1998, Phil Bond served as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA). Before that he worked for then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Congressman Bob McEwen (R-OH). He is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon.

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