THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts)
PRESIDENT NAMES DUNCAN T. MOORE AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR TECHNOLOGY, OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
The President today announced his intention to nominate Duncan T. Moore as the Associate Director for Technology in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.
Dr. Moore, of Rochester, New York, is the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Rochester. He has also served at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester since 1974 as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and presently as the Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering. Dr. Moore has an extensive background in science and technology policy, both in scientific research and industrial applications of technology. He is the President and founder of the Gradient Lens Corporation, Rochester, New York. In 1996 he completed service as President, the Optical Society of America, and in 1990 he served as Chair of NASA's Hubble Telescope Independent Optical Review Panel. From 1993 to 1994, Dr. Moore served as a Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow in the office of Senator Jay Rockefeller. Dr. Moore received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Maine, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established in 1976 under the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization and Priorities Act. The Associate Director for Technology is responsible for setting Federal policies that strengthen private incentives to develop and use productive new technology and to ensure a balanced portfolio of federal applied research in partnership with businesses and universities.