Eleven well‐known American scientists were named by President Truman on April 20 to serve as a committee under the Office of Defense Mobilization to advise the administration in matters relating to scientific research and development for defense. In making the appointments, the President stressed the present lack of adequate liaison among Federal agencies principally concerned with research and development, and between them and the Office of Defense Mobilization. “Such liaison,” he said, “is obviously essential to securing the full contribution of scientists to our defense planning.”

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