THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN M. DEUTCH AS MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE OF ADVISORS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The President today announced his intent to appoint John M. Deutch as a Member of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology.
John M. Deutch, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is Institute Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He served as Undersecretary of Defense from March 1993 to April 1994, Deputy Secretary of Defense from April 1994 to May 1995, and Director of Central Intelligence from May 1995 to December 1996. Dr. Deutch obtained undergraduate degrees at Amherst College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from M.I.T. in 1965.
The President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) was established on November 23, 1993. PCAST was created to advise the President on matters involving science and technology, and to assist the National Science and Technology Council in securing private sector involvement in its activities.