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Margaret Vo Schaus Confirmed as NASA Finance Chief; Administrator Bill Nelson Quoted

Margaret Vo Schaus

The Senate on Friday voted to confirm Margaret Vo Schaus, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, as the next chief financial officer of NASA. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that the agency needs steady management of the budget to support its upcoming efforts such as the deployment of the first woman and person of color to the Moon. 

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NASA Promotes Acting Johnson, Kennedy Directors to Full-Time Roles; Bill Nelson Quoted

Bill Nelson

NASA has appointed Vanessa Wyche and Janet Petro as permanent directors of the agency's Johnson Space Center in Texas and Kennedy Space Center in Florida, respectively. The two executives have led the field centers on an acting basis since May, the agency said Wednesday.

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NASA Software Catalog Offers Hundreds of Downloadable Applications For Public Use; Bill Nelson Quoted

Bill Nelson

NASA has created many computational innovations designed to support space exploration. NASA’s technology can also be used for important terrestrial purposes. The Administration's more recent software catalog has hundreds of popular programs, including over 180 new ones, all available to download for free. WorldWind visualizes NASA data collected by satellites using a video game-like virtual globe of Earth.

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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson Announces Four New Senior Leadership Appointments

Bill Nelson

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced on Thursday that the agency has made four new additions to its senior leadership team. Shahra Anderson Lambert has been appointed the senior advisor for Engagement. Bale Dalton will serve as the deputy chief of staff. Bryan Gulley has joined NASA as a media relations specialist and Justin Weiss has become the agency’s deputy press secretary. 

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NASA Moves to Address Contracting Barriers in Underserved, Underrepresented Communities; Bill Nelson Quoted

Bill Nelson

NASA has unveiled a comprehensive initiative to reform processes that may hinder underserved and underrepresented groups from pursuing contracting opportunities at the space agency. Wednesday's announcement of Mission Equity comes after the agency issued a request for information on how it could open up more procurement and grant programs to people of color.

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Bill Nelson: NASA Needs More Funds to Foster Competition in Lunar Lander Program

Bill Nelson

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson wants the Senate to boost NASA's funds as the space agency seeks to finance a second contractor for an existing lunar lander project. Nelson told the Senate Appropriations Committee that NASA needs more funds to promote competition in the Human Landing System (HLS) program, which seeks to produce a lunar lander. 

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NASA Developing New Earth System Observatory for Guiding Climate Change Mitigation Efforts; Bill Nelson Quoted

Bill Nelson

NASA plans to establish a new Earth system observatory that could help inform efforts on climate change, disaster mitigation and forest fire response as well as support modernization of real-time agricultural processes. The space agency said Tuesday that the observatory is aimed at providing a 3D view of Earth, from bedrock to atmosphere.

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Robert Cabana Appointed NASA Associate Administrator; Bill Nelson Quoted

Robert Cabana

Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has been promoted to serve as associate administrator of the space agency starting on May 17th. Jurczyk is due to retire from NASA on Friday after a 32-year career, while KSC Deputy Director Janet Petro will serve as the center’s acting director when Cabana transitions to his new role.

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Susie Perez Quinn Appointed NASA Chief of Staff; Bill Nelson Quoted

Susie Perez Quinn

Susie Perez Quinn, formerly director of government relations at the National Governors Association, has joined NASA as chief of staff and she will oversee day-to-day operations at the space agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters. Quinn will also help NASA Administrator William Nelson craft policies and programs. 

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NASA’s Vanessa Wyche Named Acting Director of Johnson Space Center; Bill Nelson Quoted

Vanessa Wyche

Vanessa Wyche, deputy director of NASA's Johnson Space Center, has been appointed to serve as the facility's top official on an acting basis. She will temporarily succeed Mark Geyer, who is stepping down to focus on his health amid a cancer diagnosis. Wyche has been with NASA for over three decades. 

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