WASHINGTON -- Dwight Robinson, recently tapped to be the next president of the Government National Mortgage Association, is likely to lead a marked expansion of the agency.

Mr. Robinson's background and ties to federal housing officials suggest that he will work closely with the Federal Housing Administration as it expands its mortgage program, industry officials say. That, in turn, should boost Ginnie Mae's business volume, because most FHA loans are bundled as Ginnie Mae securities.

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