Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.




Designation of Richard G. Johnson as Acting Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

May 27, 1986

The President today designated Richard G. Johnson to be Acting Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, effective May 24, 1986.

Dr. Johnson has been serving as Assistant Director for Space Science and Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. In 1956 he joined the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory of the Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., where for 27 years he conducted a broad range of research in low energy nuclear physics and in the space sciences. He was manager of the Space Sciences Laboratory for 10 years and senior science adviser to the director of research for 5 years. He was a visiting professor at the University of Bern in 1980.

Dr. Johnson graduated from Antioch College (B.S., 1951) and Indiana University (Ph.D., 1956). He is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA. Dr. Johnson was born April 12, 1928, in Camden, OH.