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Clinton Names Adviser, NSF Chief

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Science  20 Feb 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5354, pp. 1122-1123
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5354.1122

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PHILADELPHIA-- After more than a year of searching, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore have settled on their new science adviser--National Science Foundation director Neal Lane--and on University of Maryland biologist Rita Colwell as his successor. The nominations put into place the last pieces of the Administration's R&D strategy, which includes a new emphasis on basic research underscored in a 1999 budget request released earlier this month that would give most science agencies a dramatic boost over the next 5 years.