DEFENSE: New Man, New Job

The newest job in Washington is also the hottest; in addition to being responsible for new U.S. space weapons and weapons defenses, the director of the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency must also be able to defend himself against sharpshooting from Congress and from the three armed services. Picked for the post last week by Defense Secretary McElroy: squarejawed, cool-eyed Roy W. (for William) Johnson, 52, vice president of the General Electric Corp. Johnson will resign from G.E. (but keep "substantial" G.E. stock), take over ARPA April i after two weeks...

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