[ noun ] (work,government) the position of the head of the Department of the Interior
"the position of Interior Secretary was created in 1849"
Used in print(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)
In_order to accomplish the purposes of_this Act , the Secretary_of_the_Interior shall -
In carrying_out his functions under section 2 of_this Act , the Secretary may -
Research and development activities undertaken by the Secretary shall be coordinated or conducted jointly with the Department_of_Defense to the end that developments under this Act which are primarily of a civil nature will contribute to the defense of the Nation and that developments which are primarily of a military nature will , to the greatest practicable extent compatible with military and security requirements , be available to advance the purposes of_this Act and to strengthen the civil economy of the Nation .
All research within the United_States contracted for , sponsored , cosponsored , or authorized under authority of_this Act , shall be provided for in such manner that all information , uses , products , processes , patents , and other developments resulting from such research developed by Government expenditure will ( with such exceptions and limitations , if any , as the Secretary may find to be necessary in the interest of national defense ) be available to the general public .
The Secretary may dispose of water and byproducts resulting from his operations under this Act .