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U.S. Department of State
96/08/23 Statement: Departure of Under Secretary Moose
Office of the Spokesman


Press Statement by Glyn Davies/Acting Spokesman
August 23, 1996



Departure of Under Secretary of State for Management Richard Moose


Under Secretary of State for Management Richard Moose informed Secretary 
Christopher today that he plans to return to the private sector.  Under 
Secretary Moose is joining the Council on Foreign Relations.  Beginning 
early next month, he will lead the Council's work on a comprehensive 
private study of foreign policy resource needs.

In accepting his resignation, Secretary Christopher expressed deep 
appreciation for Mr. Moose's service to the Department over the past 
three years, noting that he has made "critical contributions to the 
foreign policy of this Administration."  The Secretary emphasized in 
particular the enduring importance of the management initiatives 
launched by Under Secretary Moose, including a new system for allocating 
overseas costs among the foreign affairs agencies and the development of 
a strategic plan for management of information technology.  The 
Secretary added that "these initiatives will have my continuing and 
energetic support."

The Secretary also emphasized the valuable contribution that Mr. Moose 
will make to the Council on Foreign Relations study.  Noting that he and 
Under Secretary Moose had "worked together for many years in a mutually-
supportive partnership and close friendship," the Secretary wished Mr. 
Moose every success at the Council, and in his return to private life.

Assistant Secretary for Administration Patrick Kennedy will serve as 
Acting Under Secretary for Management.

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