DFI International is pleased to announce that Lori Garver, former Associate Administrator of NASA, has agreed to become affiliated with DFI International as Director of Space Program Development. In this adjunct capacity, Ms. Garver, the founder and President of Capital Space, a Virginia-based consulting firm, and current President of the American Astronautical Association, will assist DFI's senior management in strategic planning and business development activities related to the firm's corporate space practice.
Founded in 1984 by Dr. Barry Blechman and headquartered in Washington DC, DFI International provides strategic planning, technology feasibility research, and business development assistance, as well as merger, acquisition, and strategic alliance support to financial institutions and Fortune 500 aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and information technology companies.
Until January 2001 Ms. Garver was the Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where she oversaw the analysis, development, and integration of NASA policies and long-range plans, the NASA Strategic Management System, the NASA Advisory Council, and History Division.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Garver served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Office of Policy and Plans and as Special Assistant to Dan Goldin, the NASA Administrator.
Before joining NASA, Ms. Garver was the Executive Director of the National Space Society, a space advocacy organization. As Executive Director, she served as the organizations' primary spokesperson, appearing on national television and regularly testifying on Capitol Hill.
Ms. Garver received her Masters degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the George Washington University in 1989, and her Bachelors degree in Political Science and Economics from Colorado College in 1983. She resides in McLean, VA with her husband, David Brandt, and their two children, Wesley and Mitchell.