News FocusAN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MARBURGER

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Science  23 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5547, pp. 1642-1645
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5547.1642

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In a 14 November interview with Science's news staff, newly appointed presidential science adviser John Marburger offered some strong but softly voiced views on what he brings to the task of steering the government's $95 billion research enterprise. He also defended pending changes at the Office of Science and Technology Policy that have drawn criticism from some scientists, and he refuted persistent rumors that his job has been marginalized (see sidebar).The following excerpts were edited for brevity and clarity by Science.