THE ADMINISTRATION: Rage to Reorganize

"Organization is policy," says Roy Ash, former president of Litton Industries and new director of the Office of Management and Budget. Apparently Richard Nixon agrees. He has taken the advice of Ash and a council he headed that the Government should be reorganized to make it more responsive to presidential command. Though Congress failed to act on Nixon's larger plans—to merge six Cabinet departments into four—the President has gone right ahead and created a super-Cabinet by Executive order. The effort is receiving mixed reviews—as a laudable effort to streamline Government, or as a worrisome presidential grab for ever-stronger authority.

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