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Prestigious 2005 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Norman R. Augustine

For his outstanding contributions to U.S. science and technology policy, his unrelenting work to maintain U.S. scientific and technological preeminence, and his initiatives to strengthen the scientific partnerships between academia, industry, and government, AAAS today named Norman R. Augustine, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Lockheed Martin Corp., to receive the prestigious 2005 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize.

The Prize is awarded annually to either a public servant in recognition of sustained exceptional contributions to advancing science, or to a scientist whose career has been distinguished both for scientific achievement and for other notable services to the scientific community. The Prize was established in 1985 by the AAAS Board of Directors and consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $5,000.

"Norm Augustine has demonstrated his enduring commitment to research, education, and innovation by testifying before Congress, chairing elite committees, and providing wise counsel to the nation's leaders," said Alan I Leshner, AAAS CEO and executive publisher of the journal, Science. "He has helped to ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of scientific capability, thereby enhancing our ability to shape and improve our nation's and the world's future."

Augustine's distinguished career spans 40 years and includes volunteer service to the government and science and technology communities. As a public servant for 10 years, he worked in the Pentagon's Office of the Secretary of Defense as an assistant director of defense research and engineering. Later he was an assistant secretary of the U.S. Army, then under secretary, then acting secretary of the Army. Today he is a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council.

As a captain of industry, Augustine has been chair and chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Corp., and
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