PERSONNEL: Blue-Ribbon Panel

Among companies turning out nuclear products, supersonic planes and guided missiles, the scramble for contracts is matched only by the scramble for talent. The fields are so new and complicated that there is only a small number of top men. This week the Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp., which has more than $1 billion in Government contracts for bombers, missiles, etc., garnered an imposing roster of talent.

In as assistant vice president for nuclear planning went Dr. Frederic de Hoffmann, 30, who joined the Los Alamos group fresh out of Harvard University at 20, rose to be Dr....

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