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From June 1969 to 1973 he served as Executive Secretary for the National Aeronautics and Space Council, which was responsible to the President, Vice President and Cabinet-level members of the Council for developing policy options concerning research, development, operations and planning of aeronautical and space systems.
On August 6, 1973, Anders was appointed to the five-member Atomic Energy Commission where he was lead commissioner for all nuclear and nonnuclear power Research and Development. He was also named as US Chairman of the joint US/USSR technology exchange program for nuclear fision and fusion power.
Following the reorganization of national nuclear regulatory and developmental activities on January19, 1975, Anders was named by President Ford to become the first Chairman of the newly established Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)responsible for nuclear safety and environmental compatibility. At the completion of his term as NRC Chairman, Anders was appointed US Ambassador to Norway and held that position until 1977.
Anders left the federal government after 26 years of service and after briefly serving as a Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute he joined the General Electric Company in September 1977 as Vice President and General Manager of the Nuclear Products Division in San Jose, CA. In this position he was responsible for the manufacture of nuclear fuel, reactor internal equipment, and control and instrumentation for GE boiling water reactors at facilities in San Jose and Wilmington, NC. In addition, he had responsibility for the GE partnership arrangement with Chicago Bridge and Iron for the manufacture of large steel pressure vessels in Memphis, TN. In August 1979, Anders was placed on special assignment to attend the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.