Top Wonks

List of key technology policy players in the administration

Larry Lindsey, White House assistant for economic affairs and the most senior and powerful of the technology policy team

John Ackerly, specializing in technology policy under Lindsey in the Executive Office of the President; a Rhodes scholar and former consultant who worked on technology issues for the Bush campaign Floyd Kvamme, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, assistant to the president for science and technology, and co-chair of the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Lezlee Westine, director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and former co-CEO of TechNet, a nonpartisan lobbying group based in Palo Alto, Calif.

Bruce Mehlman, assistant secretary of commerce for technology policy, formerly a lobbyist for Cisco Systems and a Republican Party operative

Cesar Conda, domestic policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, who was chief of staff to former Sen. Spencer Abraham, R-Mich.

Mark Forman, associate director for information technology and e-government in the Office of Management and Budget, who has held top positions at Unisys and IBM

Richard Russell, chief of staff of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and a former senior Capitol Hill staffer

Pending confirmation, the following are expected to be big players:

John Marburger, former head of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, N.Y., nominated to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Phillip Bond, a former lobbyist for the Information Technology Industry Council, nominated to be the Department of Commerce undersecretary for technology

Nancy Victory, a telecommunications lawyer and partner in the influential Washington law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, named to be director of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration