Administration taps Energy lab chief to head OSTP

Administration taps Energy lab chief to head OSTP

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff


JUNE 26—President Bush today plans to nominate John H. Marburger III, director of the Energy Department's Brookhaven National Laboratory, to head the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Marburger, a physicist, is a former president of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, next to the laboratory's Upton, N.Y., location. As Brookhaven director since March 1998, he has presided over the debut of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, one of the world's largest particle accelerators, and several environmental restoration projects that last week netted the lab two Energy awards.

The post of OSTP director, generally called the president's science adviser, has been vacant since the start of the administration. The director serves on the National Science and Technology Council and will be co-chair of the recently created President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development, which coordinates federal research efforts in computing and networking, also reports to OSTP.

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