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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 31, 1993


(Washington, DC) President Clinton will nominate Dr. Anita Jones to be Director of Defense Research and Engineering, and Graham Allison, Edwin Dorn, and Morton Halperin to be Assistant Secretaries of Defense for Plans and Policy, Personnel and Readiness, and Democracy and Human Rights respectively, the White House announced today.

"At this time of change and uncertainty, it is imperative that we have a top-flight team at the Pentagon," said the President. "These four people have what it takes to keep the Defense Department moving forward."

Dr. Anita Jones is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. She was a founder and Vice President of Tartan Laboratories, and serves on the DoD Defense Science Board and many other scientific advisory panels. She previously served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Jones is the Editor in Chief of ACM Transactions on Computer Systems and has published two books and numerous articles on computer software and systems. From 1973 to 1982, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, from which she holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science. She also holds an M.A. from the University of Texas, Austin and an A.B. from Rice University.

Graham Allison, one of the country's leading scholars on defense policy, is Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard since 1972. He has also been active in public policy, currently serving as Director of the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project and Co-Director of the Avoiding Nuclear War Project. From 1985-87 he was a Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, and from 1978-80 he was a part of the President's Reorganization Project. He has been actively involved in a wide range of advisory committees, boards, and task forces, and has published widely on security and foreign policy issues. Allison holds an A.B. from Harvard College, B.A. and M.A. degrees from Hertford College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, as well as honorary doctorates from the University of North Carolina, Davidson College, and Uppsala University.


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Edwin Dorn, is a Senior Staff Member of the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Policy Education. He was formerly Deputy Director of Research at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, where he developed the military affairs program, managed international projects and wrote about domestic and foreign policy issues. He has also served at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and in the Department of Education. He has written several books on military policy, and op-ed articles in a variety of newspapers. Dorn is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. He studied as a Fullbright Scholar in England and served as an Army officer in Germany.

Morton Halperin is currently a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Baker Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University. He was previously Washington Office Director for the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the Center for National Security Studies. He has taught and conducted research on nuclear strategy and arms control issues at a number of universities, including Columbia, Harvard, M.I.T., and Yale. From 1966-69, he served in the government as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for International Security Affairs and as a Senior Staff member of the National Security Council staff. Halperin, the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, holds a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from Yale University.