THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CAIRO-ANN JONES ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AT OFFICE OF SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Cairo-Ann Jones of Bethesda, Maryland, as Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Dr. Jones has been serving as Deputy Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, Office of Science and Technology Policy since July 1995. Prior to joining OSTP, Dr. Jones worked in international development, specifically addressing the role of science and technology in development. Her experience also includes serving at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as Chief of the Technical Resources Division for Asia and then as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East. Dr. Jones designed and managed the U.S.-Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Partnership for Education. She also was involved in the initial design of the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership. Dr. Jones began her government service in 1985 with a one-year Science, Engineering and Diplomacy Fellowship from the American Association for Advancement of Science. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1985 in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and her B.A. in chemistry from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1975.
Dr. Jones will work with Dr. John Gibbons, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, in the areas of science and technology related to national security and international science and technology. The Office of Science and Technology Policy was established by the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976.