Obama Announces Science and Tech Posts in Radio Address

Dec 20, 2008 9:31am

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports:

For a second time, President-elect Barack Obama has used his radio address to break news, this week announcing four members of his science and technology team.

In the address, Obama announces that he has chosen Dr. John Holdren as assistant to the president for science and technology and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology;  Dr. Jane Lubchenco for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator; and Drs. Eric Lander and Harold Varmus as co-chairs of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.

“Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation,” the president-elect says. “It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology.”

The president-elect says that he’ll use technology to spur job creation, and that it will be a priority early in his administration.

–Sunlen Miller

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