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President Bush will nominate John H. Marburger III, director of the Energy Department's Brookhaven National Laboratory, to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Marburger, a physicist, is a former president of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. 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 recently 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 Bush administration.

Delores Etter, Defense deputy undersecretary for science and technology, will leave in mid-July to become a professor of electrical engineering at the Naval Academy.

Etter, who also served as acting director of Defense research and engineering, will begin her new job Aug. 1. President Bush has nominated Ronald M. Sega, a former NASA astronaut and an Air Force reserve officer, as Etter's replacement.

Etter, who has worked in the department for three years, was instrumental in establishing the High-Energy Laser Systems office, a joint technology venture to strengthen DOD's technology base.

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