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Radzanowski Confirmed as NASA CFO

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 11-Sep-2014
Updated: 11-Sep-2014 05:48 PM

David P. Radzanowski was confirmed by the Senate as NASA's Chief Financial Office (CFO) today (September 11).  He succeeds Elizabeth "Beth" Robinson.

The confirmation was 10 months in coming, not bad in the current political climate.  President Obama originally submitted the nomination on November 21, 2013.  Nominations expire at the end of each year and the President resubmitted it in January.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), who chairs the Commerce Committee's Science and Space Subcommittee, made a brief statement on the floor this afternoon thanking the Senate for its approval. He used the occasion to highlight progress on the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft and work aboard the International Space Station, as well as mentioning "all kinds of science" underway at the agency.

Radzanowski, often called "Radz," has been serving as Chief of Staff to NASA Administrator Bolden.  Prior to that, he was Deputy Associate Administrator for Program Integration for the Space Operations Mission Directorate.

Prior to joining NASA in 2006, Radzanowski was Branch Chief for Science and Space at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Before that, he was a space policy analyst at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the non-partisan research and analysis arm of the U.S. Congress.  He holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.


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