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Gibbons confirmed as science adviser



On January 28, John H. Gibbons, President Clinton's nominee for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, was confirmed by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. During the January 26 confirmation hearing he outlined his thinking on a number of science policy issues, including his relationship to Vice-President Al Gore on science policy development.

Gibbons has had a long and successful relationship with Congress for 14 years, since he became director of the Office of Technology Assessment. Gibbons clearly impressed the members of the confirmation committee.