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Office of Management and Budget Nomination of Lester A. Fettig To Be an Administrator.

April 12, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Lester A. Fettig, of Springfield, Va., to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. Fettig is currently chief counsel and staff .director of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Practices, Efficiency and Open Government.

Fettig was born on May 28, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received a B.S. degree in aerospace and systems engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1968 and an M.S. in engineering from the University of Southern California in 1969.

From 1969 to 1971, he was a consultant and member of the professional staff of the Center for Naval Analyses, where he led studies of defense acquisition policies, Navy mission planning, and technical and management analysis of major defense development programs.

He served as a professional staff member at the Commission on Government Procurement from 1971 to 1973, and concentrated on the Commission's major systems acquisition report. During 1971 and 1972, he was also a Younger Rockefeller Fellow at the Brookings Institution, focusing on system acquisition policies.

In 1973 and 1974, he was a professional staff member of the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. He organized the Federal Procurement Subcommittee during the 93d Congress. He has held his current position since 1974.

Jimmy Carter, Office of Management and Budget Nomination of Lester A. Fettig To Be an Administrator. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243265