APPENDIX E
Senate Act 886: Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001

Section 303. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISER TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

  1. ESTABLISHMENT OF POSITION. – Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

  2. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISER. –

  1. IN GENERAL. – There shall be within the Department of State a Science and Technology Adviser (in this paragraph referred to as the 'Adviser'). The Adviser shall report to the Secretary of State through the Under Secretary for Global Affairs.

  2. DUTIES. – The Adviser shall –

  1. advise the Secretary of State, through the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, on international science and technology matters affecting the foreign policy of the United States; and

  2. perform such duties, exercise such powers, and have such rank and status as the Secretary of State shall prescribe.

  1. REPORT. – Not later than six months after receipt by the Secretary of State of the report by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences with respect to the contributions that science, technology, and health matters can make to the foreign policy of the



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The Pervasive Role of Science, Technology, and Health in Foreign Policy: Imperatives for the Department of State APPENDIX E Senate Act 886: Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 Section 303. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISER TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE ESTABLISHMENT OF POSITION. – Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISER. – IN GENERAL. – There shall be within the Department of State a Science and Technology Adviser (in this paragraph referred to as the 'Adviser'). The Adviser shall report to the Secretary of State through the Under Secretary for Global Affairs. DUTIES. – The Adviser shall – advise the Secretary of State, through the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, on international science and technology matters affecting the foreign policy of the United States; and perform such duties, exercise such powers, and have such rank and status as the Secretary of State shall prescribe. REPORT. – Not later than six months after receipt by the Secretary of State of the report by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences with respect to the contributions that science, technology, and health matters can make to the foreign policy of the

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The Pervasive Role of Science, Technology, and Health in Foreign Policy: Imperatives for the Department of State United States, the Secretary of State, acting through the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, shall submit a report to Congress setting forth the Secretary of State's plans for implementation, as appropriate, of the recommendations of the report. Section 612. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE DESIGNATION OF POSITION – The Secretary of State shall designate one of the Assistant Secretaries of State authorized by section 1(c)(1) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a(c)(1)) as the Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance. The Assistant Secretary shall report to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. DIRECTIVE GOVERNING THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE – IN GENERAL – Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall issue a directive governing the position of Assistant Secretary. DUTIES – IN GENERAL – The Assistant Secretary shall have as his principal responsibility the overall supervision (including oversight of policy and resources) within the Department of State of all matters relating to verification and compliance with international arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements or commitments. PARTICIPATION OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY – PRIMARY ROLE – Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), the Assistant Secretary, or his designee, shall participate in all interagency groups or organizations within the executive branch of Government that assess, analyze, or review United States planned or ongoing policies, programs, or actions that have a direct bearing on verification or compliance matters, including interagency intelligence committees concerned with the development or exploitation of measurement or signals intelligence or other national technical means of verification. REQUIREMENT FOR DESIGNATION – Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to groups or organizations on which

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The Pervasive Role of Science, Technology, and Health in Foreign Policy: Imperatives for the Department of State the Secretary of State of the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security sits, unless such official designates the Assistant Secretary to attend in his stead. NATIONAL SECURITY LIMITATION – The President may waive the provisions of subparagraph (A) if inclusion of the Assistant Secretary would not be in the national security interests of the United States. With respect to an interagency group or organization, or meeting thereof, working with exceptionally sensitive information contained in compartments under the control of the Director of Central Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense, or the Secretary of Energy, such Director or Secretary, as the case may be, may waive the provision of subparagraph (A) if inclusion of the Assistant Secretary would not be in the national security interests of the United States. Any waiver of participation under clause (i) or (ii) shall be transmitted in writing to the appropriate committees of Congress. RELATIONSHIP TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY – The Assistant Secretary shall be the principal liaison between the policy community and the intelligence community on verification and compliance matters.