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decades a full and abundant career. He has accomplished more and attained greater recognition than many do in a full lifetime.
Following the 1968 election Mr. Whitehead served on the Presidentelect's Task Force on Budget Policies and assisted on transition matters. Since being a member of the White House staff his responsibilities have included the space, atomic energy, and other technically related programs, as well as maritime affairs, liaison with regulatory agencies, and several economic and organizational matters.
Mr. Whitehead was previously with the Bell Telephone Laboratories during his undergraduate studies as part of the MIT-Bell Laboratories cooperative program. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he was a consultant at the Rand Corp., where he worked on arms control, air defense, and spacecraft engineering studies. After completing his Ph. D., he joined the Rand staff to plan and organize a policy research program on health services and other domestic policy areas.
He also has served as a consultant to the Bureau of the Budget.
Tom Whitehead was born on November 13, 1938, in Neodesha, Kans., and graduated from Cherokee County Community High School in Columbus, Kans. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, majoring in communications theory and systems engineering. He later received his Ph. D. in management, also from MIT, with concentration on policy analysis, economics, and research and development management. While at MIT, he taught courses in electronics and political science. He was elected to the engineering and scientific honorary societies Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Beta Kappa Nu.
Mr. Whitehead served in the U.S. Army for 2 years, attaining the rank of captain, where he worked on Army chemical defenses and the possible threat to the United States from biological warfare.
Mr. Chairman, it is my special privilege to present to my esteemed colleagues an especially able young Californian and to recommend him for your favorable consideration.
I would only add one last thought, I believe we are very fortunate in having a man of Tom Whitehead's talent and ability and experience in Government today. He has an excellent background that recommends him well to be Director of the Office of Telecommunications Policy. His performance as a counselor to the President has given him great experience in Government, and I would recommend most highly that he be nominated for the Director of the Office of Telecommunications Policy.
Senator PASTORE. Thank you very much.
STATEMENT OF HON. ROBERT DOLE, U.S. SENATOR FROM KANSAS
Senator DOLE. Well, I want to add to what has been related by the senior Senator from California. A combination of having been born in Kansas and then moving to California may mean something-mean we lost a good Kansan.
But in all seriousness Tom Whitehead is especially well qualified, as Senator Murphy has pointed out. I know something of his family since his sister is on my staff, and they are fine people, very capable. I would like to file a statement, Mr. Chairman. But in any event, to express my confidence in Mr. Whitehead and his background, his competency, his potential and his ability. Senator PASTORE. You may
your statement. (The statement follows:)
STATEMENT OF HON. ROBERT DOLE, U.S. SENATOR FROM KANSAS Mr. Chairman, I wish to join my distinguished colleague from California in presenting Mr. Whitehead to the committee.
While California is his adopted State, Mr. Whitehead was born and raised in southeast Kansas, and his family still resides in Columbus, Kans. He graduated from Cherokee County Community High School and then left Kansas to continue his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he compiled an outstanding record and received G.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, with specialization in communications theory and systems engineering, and took a Ph. D. degree in management.
His broad range of academic endeavor has been complimented by practical experience in several diverse fields and pursuits. He conducted research at the Bell Telephone laboratories while at MIT, he served as a consultant and fulltime staff member at the Rand Corp., and most recently he has been a special assistant to President Nixon dealing with a wide variety of policy and technical matters.
I feel Mr. Whitehead's qualifications make him uniquely and thoroughly suited to serving as the director of the office of telecommunications policy, and I am pleased to present him on behalf of his native State of Kansas.
Senator PASTORE. We will hear from the senior Senator from Kansas.
Senator PEARSON. Mr. Chairman, I want to concur in the comments and observations by my colleague, Senator Dole, and also Senator Murphy. I haven't known Mr. Whitehead before, but his credentials are excellent, including his point of origin. I am tremendously impressed with his experience and qualifications. Senator Murphy is right, we are very fortunate to have before us a man of this caliber, who has dedicated himself to public service. I wish you well, Mr. Whitehead.
Senator PASTORE. We will include a letter from Mr. Shipley in the record. (The letter follows:)
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE,
Washington, D.C., July 6, 1970. Hon. WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Chairman, Senate Commerce Committee, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
DEAR SENATOR: I strongly recommend that your committee favorable report the nomination of Dr. Clay T. Whitehead of California to be Director of the Office of Telecommunications Policy.
I have known Dr. Whitehead to be a man of exceptional professional qualification with a broad background in the field of telecommunications. He would be able to serve the public interest in a fair and objective way. Sincerely yours,
CARL L. SHIPLEY.
OPENING STATEMENT BY SENATOR PASTORE
Senator PASTORE. Now I have an opening statement here, it is a little longer than usual, and of course, the Senators don't have to remain if they don't want to. It is because, as Senator Murphy has brought out, this is one of the most important functions in our Government today, especially in connection with internationl relations, and because it is an office that has been of intense interest to me as the chairman of this subcommittee and the entire membership of the committee, that I indulge today in a rather long statement. I think this needs to be said for the record.
Today the committee considers the nomination of Dr. Clay T. Whitehead to be Director, Office of Telecommunications Policy. Řeorganization Plan No. 1 of 1970 abolished the Office of Assistant Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness held by the Director of Telecommunications Management, and established in the Executive Office of the President the Office of Telecommunications Policy.
At this juncture I wish to insert in the record a copy of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1970, and the President's letter of transmittal to the Congress.
(The information follows:)
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF 1970
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF 1970
FEBRUARY 9, 1970.—The message and accompanying papers referred to the
Committee on Government Operations and ordered to be printed
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1970
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
THE WHITE HOUSE, February 9, 1970. To the Congress of the United States:
We live in a time when the technology of telecommunications is undergoing rapid change which will dramatically affect the whole of our society. It has long been recognized that the executive branch of the Federal government should be better equipped to deal with the issues which arise from telecommunications growth. As the largest single user of the nation's telecommunications facilities, the Federal government must also manage its internal communications operations in the most effective manner possible.
Accordingly, I am today transmitting to the Congress Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1970, prepared in accordance with chapter 9 of title 5 of the United States Code.
That plan would establish a new Office of Telecommunications Policy in the Executive Office of the President. The new unit would be headed by a Director and a Deputy Director who would be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The existing office held by the Director of Telecommunications Management in the Office of Emergency Preparedness would be abolished.
In addition to the functions which are transferred to it by the reorganization plan, the new Office would perform certain other duties which I intend to assign to it by Executive order as soon as the reorganization plan takes effect. That order would delegate to the new Office essentially those functions which are now assigned to the Director of Telecommunications Management. The Office of Telecommunications Policy would be assisted in its research and analysis responsibilities by the agencies and departments of the Executive Branch including another new office, located in the Department of Commerce.
The new Office of Telecommunications Policy would play three essential roles:
1. It would serve as the President's principal adviser on telecommunications policy, helping to formulate government policies concerning a wide range of domestic and international telecommunications issues and helping to develop plans and programs which take full advantage of the nation's technological capabilities. The speed of economic and technological advance in our time means that new questions concerning communications are constantly arising, questions on which the government must be well informed and well advised. The new Office will enable the President and all government officials to share more fully in the experience, the insights, and the forecasts of government and non-government experts.