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Thomas Weimer -- Department of the Interior
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget

R. Thomas Weimer was sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget on December 29, 2005. President Bush named Weimer to the post on May 2, 2005 and his nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 21, 2005. Weimer previously served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science and was named Acting Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in December of 2004. His 18 years of federal experience includes previously serving at Interior as chief of staff to Secretary Manuel Lujan, Jr. He began his work with Secretary Norton in July of 2001. Weimer worked on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and served as a subcommittee staff director on the House Committee on Science. Before returning to Interior in 2001, he was legislative director for National Laboratory Affairs at the University of California. He has also directed the Program Office at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, D.C., and has worked as a technical staff member at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., and at the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, Calif. Weimer received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in systems engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif., and a master of electrical engineering degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a registered professional engineer.

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