WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department has named Deborah Danker, a Federal Reserve Board economist, to a one-year stint as the chief debt manager overseeing government securities auctions.

In a brief telephone interview yesterday, Ms. Danker confirmed the move to take over the post of deputy assistant Treasury secretary for federal finance. The job was formerly held by Michael Basham, who left to work with Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co.

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