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112 STAT. 1090 PUBLIC LAW 105-220—AUG. 7, 1998 Deadline. (1) IN GENERAL. — The Commission shall conduct a thorough study of all matters relating to the information technology workforce in the United States. (2) MATTERS STUDIED. — The matters studied by the Commission shall include an examination of— (A) the skills necessary to enter the information technology workforce; (B) ways to expand the number of skilled information technology workers; and (C) the relative efficacy of programs in the United States and foreign countries to train information technology workers, with special emphasis on programs that provide for secondary education or postsecondary education in a program other than a 4-year baccalaureate program (including associate degree programs and graduate degree programs). (3) PUBLIC HEARINGS.— AS part of the study conducted under this subsection, the Commission shall hold public hearings in each region of the United States concerning the issues referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2). (4) EXISTING INFORMATION. —To the extent practicable, in carrying out the study under this subsection, the Commission shall identify and use existing information related to the issues referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2). (5) CONSULTATION WITH CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS COUNCIL.— In carrying out the study under this subsection, the Commission shall consult with the Chief Information Officers Council established under Executive Order No. 13011. (b) REPORT.—Not later than 6 months after the first meeting of the Commission, the Commission shall submit a report to the President and the Congress that shall contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of the Commission resulting from the study, together with its recommendations for such legislation and administrative actions as the Commission considers to be appropriate. (c) FACILITATION OF EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION. — In carrying out the study under subsection (a), the Commission shall, to the extent practicable, facilitate the exchange of information concerning the issues that are the subject of the study among— (1) officials of the Federal Government and the governments of States and political subdivisions of States; and (2) educators from Federal, State, and local institutions of higher education and secondary schools. SEC. 336. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION. (a) HEARINGS. —The Commission may hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the Commission considers advisable to carry out the purposes of this subtitle. (b) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES. —The Commission may secure directly from any Federal department or agency such information as the Commission considers necessary to carry out the provisions of this subtitle. Upon request of the Chairperson of the Commission, the head of such department or agency shall furnish such information to the Commission.