New S&T Pick

By Marjorie Censer / October 27, 2009 at 5:00 AM

The Obama administration today announced the president has nominated Philip Coyle, a former Pentagon operational test and evaluation director, to serve as associate director for national security and international affairs in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Coyle, in the DOD DOT&E director position from September 1994 to January 2001, was the office's longest serving director, according to the announcement. He now works as a senior adviser to the president of the World Security Institute and its Center for Defense Information. In 2005 and 2006, Coyle served on the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission and was also a member of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Base Support and Retention Council.

From 1959 to 1979 and from 1981 to 1993, Coyle worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA, and was later named by the University of California laboratory associate director emeritus, the announcement adds.