Saturday, September 19, 2009

-- The Sept. 17 Federal Diary should have said that a quotation from Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) was taken from a prepared statement. He did not attend the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing where the statement was distributed.

-- A Sept. 17 Economy & Business article about the pending retirement of Northrop Grumman's chairman and chief executive incorrectly said that Ronald D. Sugar has been with the company for 29 years. Before working directly for Northrop Grumman, Sugar worked for two companies that were acquired by the military supplier. He has worked directly for Northrop Grumman for eight years.

-- A Sept. 17 Washington Business article on a stock offering by Eagle Bancorp understated the number of bank branches operated by the company. The correct number is 13.

-- A graphic accompanying a Sept. 16 A-section article on policy "czars" incorrectly classified the federal chief information officer as a position created by President Obama. The position was created by a 2002 statute. Previous officials used the title of administrator for e-government and information technology at the Office of Management and Budget; the current appointee, Vivek Kundra, is the first to use the federal CIO title. The graphic also listed just one of Jeffrey Zients's two titles. In addition to being the chief performance officer, he is the OMB deputy director for management -- a post that requires Senate confirmation.

-- Tom Shales's On TV column in the Sept. 15 Style section incorrectly described Waldo Von Erich as the patriarch of the Von Erich wrestling family. Fritz Von Erich was the founding father.

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