William Hooke, the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
U.S. Weather Research Program Office, on June 5 will join the American Meteorological
Society as senior policy fellow and associate director of AMS' Atmospheric
Policy Program. He will play a central role in AMS' efforts to forge partnerships
with academia, government agencies and the private sector to address policy
issues and develop policy-relevant educational activities. Hooke plans to
retire from government on June 3.
President Clinton last week announced his intent to nominate Mildred Dresselhaus
to serve as director of energy research at the Energy Department. Dresselhaus
is a professor in the departments of electrical engineering and computer
science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will
be responsible for carrying out advisory, coordination and program management
activities related to DOE's energy research and development missions.
Dan Chenok, a veteran technocrat in the Office of Management and Budget,
has been named chief of the Information Policy and Technology Branch of
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In that job, he could
become the Clinton administration's chief architect and enforcer of information
Chenok had been acting branch chief since September, replacing the former
chief, Bruce McConnell, who left to head the International Y2K Cooperation
Center. After watching the world's computers successfully roll over into
the new millennium, McConnell left government to start an international
John Leahy III was promoted to chief of staff at Sun Microsystems Federal
Inc. Leahy previously was the director of marketing for Sun Federal.
Sun Federal announced other promotions, including Ann Ward as the director
of marketing; Todd Hathaway as area system engineering director for the
public-sector area; Bob Goldberg as manager of Europe/Middle East/Africa;
Jere Carroll as district sales manager for the Defense Department and Intel
District for the east federal region.