Definition of undersecretary
: a secretary immediately subordinate to a principal secretary —often capitalized when used as a title the British Undersecretary for India the Under Secretary of the Treasury
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Jeanette Manfra, the department's acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, would not identify which states had been targeted, citing confidentiality agreements.
Jeanette Manfra, a Department of Homeland Security acting deputy undersecretary for cyber security and communications, told senators.
The groom’s father is a senior adviser in the Washington office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, a law and lobbying firm, and served as an undersecretary of President George H. W. Bush’s Energy Department.
Such U.S. advances in renewables won't simply disappear under Trump, said David Sandalow, a former undersecretary of energy in the Obama administration now at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy.
Such U.S. advances in renewables won’t simply disappear under Trump, said David Sandalow, a former undersecretary of energy in the Obama administration now at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.
There is no legal advisor, no undersecretary for public diplomacy, no assistant secretary for law enforcement and no assistant secretary to handle the Europe brief.
Former Treasury undersecretary and head of the election reform powerhouse the Brennan Center for Justice, Jim Johnson, managed to qualify for matching funds and has spent a lot of time quoting Bernie Sanders’ attacks on Goldman Sachs.
Erdem previously served in the highest judicial body and as the undersecretary of the Justice Ministry.
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: a high-ranking government official who serves under a department secretary or other high official
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