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President Bush has nominated Michael D. Gallagher as the next administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Gallagher is the deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for NTIA and is a former deputy chief of staff and counselor for policy to the secretary. As assistant secretary of Commerce for communications and information, he would ascend to NTIA's top post.

If the Senate confirms him, Gallagher would succeed former NTIA chief Nancy Victory, who stepped down from the post last month.

Los Alamos National Laboratory director G. Peter Nanos has named J. Wiley Davidson director of the lab's Homeland Security Center. Davidson has been acting director since June, when Thomas W. Meyer retired.

Davidson will also oversee the center's research work in support of state and local counterterrorism projects.

The center is the lab's principal point of contact with the Homeland Security Department.
The American Federation of Government Employees elected John Gage as its new national president at its recent annual convention in Las Vegas.

Gage replaces Bobby Harnage, who has been national president for six years.

As president of AFGE Local 1923 in Baltimore, Gage has been in office for more than 20 years, representing about 30,000 employees nationwide at the Social Security Administration, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the National Mediation Board.

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