On the Appointment of the Acting Deputy Director
I am pleased to name Joseph Bordogna as acting
deputy director of the National Science Foundation effective September
16, 1996. Dr. Bordogna will relieve Dr. Anne Petersen, NSF's deputy director
since September 1994, who has accepted a senior position with the Kellogg
Bordogna came to NSF from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991,
and since then has headed NSF's Directorate for Engineering. His strong
connections with industry have helped to move NSF, and the entire science
and engineering community, toward increased university-industry collaboration.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Governor's team that developed
the Ben Franklin Partnership, the State of Pennsylvania's technology
deployment initiative. No stranger to policy-making, Bordogna has been
a leader in many NSF policy-setting activities. He has actively represented
NSF in a variety of committees and working groups of the National Science
and Technology Council (NSTC).
Like the director, NSF's deputy director is presidentially appointed.
Joe Bordogna's professional experience and knowledge of NSF will keep
us on track until a permanent deputy is nominated by the President
and confirmed by the Senate.
Dr. Neal Lane
National Science Foundation