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National Medal of Technology's Call for Nominations 2007; Extension of Nomination Period

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AGENCY:

Technology Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce's Technology Administration is extending the deadline for the solicitation period for nominations for its National Medal of Technology (NMT) 2007 program from May 31, 2007 to July 18, 2007 due to server problems encountered during the submission period.

Established by statute in 1980, the President of the United States awards the National Medal of Technology to our Nation's leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has made an outstanding, lasting contribution to the economy through technology, you may obtain a nomination form from: http://www.technology.gov/​medal.

DATES:

The extended deadline for submission of a nomination is July 18, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

The NMT Nomination form for the year 2007 may be obtained by visiting the Web site at http://www.technology.gov/​medal. Please return the completed application to the National Medal of Technology Program at: NMT@technology.gov or by mail to: Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4824, Washington, DC 20230.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

NMT@technology.gov or call Connie Chang, Research Director, Technology Administration at 202/482-1575.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The National Medal of Technology is the highest honor awarded by the President of the United States to America's leading innovators. Enacted by statute in 1980, the Medal of Technology was first awarded in 1985. The Medal is given to individuals, teams, or companies who have improved the American economy and quality of life by their outstanding contributions through technology.

The primary purpose of the National Medal of Technology is to recognize American innovators whose vision, creativity, and brilliance in moving ideas to market have had a profound and lasting impact on our economy and way of life. The Medal highlights the Start Printed Page 35036national importance of fostering technological innovation based upon solid science, resulting in commercially successful products and services.

On March 2, 2007, the Technology Administration published a notice of solicitation for nominees for the 2007 National Medal of Technology. The original deadline for nominees was May 31, 2007. Due to server problems encountered during the submission period, which resulted in the inability for some nomination packages to be submitted before the deadline, the Technology Administration is extending the deadline from May 31, 2007, to July 18, 2007. Nomination packages submitted and received between May 31, 2007 and June 26, 2007 are deemed to be timely. All other program requirements and information published in the original solicitation remain unchanged.

Eligibility and Criteria: Information on eligibility and nomination criteria is provided on the Nominations Guidelines Form at http://www.technology.gov/​medal. Applicants who do not have internet access should contact Connie Chang, Research Director, Technology Administration at the e-mail address or telephone number above to request this information.

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Dated: June 15, 2007.

Robert C. Cresanti,

Under Secretary for Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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[FR Doc. E7-12327 Filed 6-25-07; 8:45 am]

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