Los Alamos Ally Gets Top DOE Post

Science  26 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5372, pp. 2040
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5372.2040

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Ending months of speculation, President Bill Clinton last week said he would nominate U.S. United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson to succeed Federico Peña as head of the Department of Energy (DOE). The move would put a former seven-term congressman whose district included DOE's oldest weapons lab at the helm of the $16.6 billion department. Richard Holbrooke, a former State Department official, was named to replace Richardson.