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NASA administrator focuses on the future of the agency, Oct. 25

Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Sean O'Keefe will speak on "The Future of NASA" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in 104 Computer Science Building. His talk is sponsored by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Wright Brothers flight.

O'Keefe has been leading NASA since President George W. Bush appointed him to the post in December 2001. Previously, he had been deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and deputy assistant to the president.

Before joining the Bush administration, O'Keefe was the Louis Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. He also served as director of National Security Studies, a partnership of Syracuse and Johns Hopkins University for providing advanced education for senior military and civilian Department of Defense managers. He previously had been a professor of business administration and dean of the graduate school at Pennsylvania State University.

In the administration of the senior George Bush, O'Keefe was secretary of the Navy and held several other positions in the Department of Defense, including chief financial officer.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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