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In response to a 2013 "We the People" petition to the White House to replace the Imperial system with the metric system, Patrick D. Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, argued there are benefits to being a "bilingual nation" and that the metric system has already made major inroads without being mandated.
"Ultimately," he added, "the use of metric in this country is a choice and we would encourage Americans to continue to make the best choice for themselves and for the purpose at hand and to continue to learn how to move seamlessly between both systems."