President Bush intends to nominate John Marburger III as national science
adviser, the White House announced June 25.
As assistant to the president for science and technology, Marburger
will also serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
OSTP provides high-level advice to the White House on technology issues
ranging from distance learning to security and privacy. It also coordinates
with independent industry and academic research organizations, such as the
President's Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Marburger has been director of the Energy Department's Brookhaven National
Laboratory since 1998.
For more, see "Bush lines up science adviser" [FCW.com, June 26, 2001].
Also last week, President Bush nominated:
* Nancy Victory to be assistant secretary of the Commerce Department
for communications and information, replacing Gregory Rohde.
* Claude Kicklighter to be an assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs
for policy and planning.
Larry Irving, former assistant secretary of Commerce for communications
and information, has joined the Privacy Council Inc. as a principal, the
company announced last month. Irving expands the consulting firm's Washington,
D.C., presence and will serve as the Privacy Council's global adviser on
telecom privacy issues.
Irving was a key member of the Clinton administration's team that reformed
the United States' telecommunications law, which resulted in the passage
of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
For more on Irving, see "NTIA Administrator to Launch Two Private-Sector Ventures" [civic.com, Sept. 30, 1999].