NASA Administrator Names Acting Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2001

NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin today appointed Jeff M. Bingham as the Acting Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs, effective immediately. Bingham, who joined the Office of Legislative Affairs in 1994, provided support to the Bush-Cheney Transition Team and was appointed Special Assistant to NASA Chief of Staff Courtney Stadd in January.

"Jeff brings long experience in legislative and congressional matters to this position," said Administrator Goldin. "He served for 17 years as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Senator Jake Garn of Utah, and in that capacity was actively involved in congressional consideration of NASA Programs."

"His years of participation in NASA's Office of Legislative Affairs have enabled him to understand the agency's congressional relations from the point of view of both the U.S. Congress and NASA," Administrator Goldin concluded.

After leaving Garn's office in 1990, Bingham served as consultant to the Synthesis Group, an effort directed by Apollo astronaut Gen. Tom Stafford, to prepare mission architectures for human exploration of Mars.

Bingham later joined Science Applications International Corporation as a senior policy analyst, and in that capacity provided strategic planning support to NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.

In 1994, Bingham was asked by NASA to provide assistance in preparing for congressional consideration of the International Space Station program, and he rejoined NASA, serving as Legislative Affairs Coordinator in the agency's Space Station Program Office.

In 1996, he transferred to NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, where he directed the Space Station Information Center until early 1999. Since then, he has been fulfilling an assignment to research and draft a book-length manuscript for the NASA History Office covering the policy history of the space station.

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