Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Joins Health Discovery Corporation Board of Directors
HANSON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY) announced today that Secretary Norman Mineta has joined Health Discovery Corporation's Board of Directors.
"The addition of Secretary Norman Mineta to our Board of Directors brings a major resource and additional expertise to our company," said John A. Norris, J.D., M.B.A, CEO of Health Discovery Corporation. "We're thrilled to have Secretary Mineta join our team," said Dr. Norris. Dr. Norris continued, "Secretary Mineta is well-known in political, business and professional circles. This will aid Health Discovery Corporation in realizing key ongoing and future partner-development and business-development efforts in the US and Japan."
Secretary Mineta is well known for his work in the areas of transportation—including aviation, surface transportation and infrastructure—and national security. He is recognized for his accomplishments in economic development, science and technology policy, foreign and domestic trade, budgetary issues and civil rights. He is the only cabinet member in modern times to be appointed to two cabinet posts by presidents of different parties and he is the most recognized US politician in Japan after President Obama.
Secretary Mineta's career in public service has been both distinguished and unique. For almost 30 years, he represented San Jose, California, first on the City Council, then as mayor and then as a member of the U.S. Congress. Throughout that time, Secretary Mineta was an advocate of the burgeoning technology industry. He worked to encourage new industries and spur job growth, and he supported the development of the infrastructure to accommodate the industry and its tremendous growth.
Secretary Mineta served as chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Public Works Committee from 1992 to 1994 and chaired the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation. He was the primary author of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.
In 2000, President Bill Clinton appointed him Secretary of Commerce. There, Secretary Mineta was known for his work on technology issues, for achieving international cooperation and intergovernmental coordination on complex fisheries issues and for streamlining the patent and trademark process.
President George W. Bush appointed him Secretary of Transportation in January 2001, where he served until July 2006. Following the horrific terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, Secretary Mineta guided the creation of the Transportation Security Administration—an agency with more than 65,000 employees— marking the largest mobilization of a new federal agency since World War II. Secretary Mineta was also a vice president of Lockheed Martin, where he oversaw the first successful implementation of the EZ-Pass system in New York State.
Recognized for his leadership, Secretary Mineta has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest civilian honor in the United States—and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, which is awarded for significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States. While in Congress, he was the co-founder of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and chair of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission in 1997.
About Health Discovery Corporation
Health Discovery Corporation is a pattern recognition company that uses advanced mathematical techniques to analyze large amounts of data to uncover patterns that might otherwise be undetectable. The Company operates primarily in the field of molecular diagnostics where such tools are critical to scientific discovery. The terms artificialintelligence and machine learning are sometimes used to describe pattern recognition tools. Health Discovery Corporation's mission is to use its patents, intellectual prowess, and clinical partnerships principally to identify patterns that can advance the science of medicine, as well as to advance the effective use of our technology in other diverse business disciplines, including the high-tech, financial, and healthcare technology markets.
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