•DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. President Bush intends to nominate Michell C. Clark to be assistant secretary for management at the Department of Education. Clark currently serves as deputy assistant secretary for management at the department.

•DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Gary A. Grappo is the president’s choice to be the U.S. ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. Grappo recently served as deputy chief of mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

•INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES. The president intends to nominate Anne-Imelda Radice to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a term of four years. Radice currently serves as acting assistant chairman for programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

•FEDERAL SALARY COUNCIL. The president intends to appoint Jim Davis and Frank D. Ferris to be members of the Federal Salary Council.

•DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. The president has nominated Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. James L. Williams for appointment to the grade of major general. Williams is currently serving as the assistant division commander, 2nd Marine Division, in Iraq.

•SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox announced that Nancy Morris would become Secretary of the Commission after long-time Secretary Jonathan Katz retires in January.

•DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. The president is nominating Raymond L. Orbach as under secretary for science at the Department of Energy. Orbach currently serves as director of the office of science at the Department of Energy.