Al Condes, formerly deputy associate administrator of NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations, has been appointed as the new OIIR associate administrator.
Condes will succeed Michael O’Brien and be responsible for the office’s function to coordinate NASA international activities and policy interactions with other U.S. executive branch offices, NASA said Thursday.
“With over 22 years of distinguished service at NASA, [O’Brien] has helped our agency to reach all corners of the globe with partnerships that are advancing our journey to Mars, and I know Al will continue to ensure that our valued international partners play a critical role in our future in space,” said Charles Bolden, NASA administrator.
Condes most recently supervised OIIR’s international relations for NASA’s mission directorates, administered export control and international technology transfer programs and supported NASA advisory councils and committees.
He previously served as deputy associate administrator for the Office of External Relations after he held the role as director for human space flight and research in that office.
Condes was also the director for earth science in the Office of External Relations, where he oversaw international, interagency and policy support for NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise since January 1999.