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NASA Administrator Names Director of Security Management & Safeguards

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2001

Administrator Daniel S. Goldin today announced the appointment of David Saleeba as Director of the newly formed Office of Security Management and Safeguards at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.

His principal responsibilities include the oversight and assessment of the agency's physical and information/technology security programs, as well as representing NASA to the external security community, and advising the Administrator on all security issues.

"Safety and security are priority issues for NASA," said Administrator Goldin. "Saleeba's extensive experience will be an important asset to this agency and I am pleased he has decided to accept this opportunity."

Saleeba brings to NASA nearly 30 years experience in law enforcement and security, including 26 years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as Special Agent in Charge and Chief of the Secret Service's Headquarters Intelligence Division, Washington, DC.

Past assignments with the Secret Service included tours in Miami, New York, two White House protective assignments, and five years as the Special Agent In Charge of the New Mexico District.

Saleeba has also led liaison and cooperative projects with local, state, and federal law enforcement, three Air Force bases, and the Los Alamos and Sandia National Research Laboratories.

His experience includes security operations in all 50 states, 59 foreign countries, and he has testified before Congress on legislative initiatives affecting federal law enforcement and counterintelligence.

In the early 1970's, he served on the Metro-Dade County Police Department in Miami, FL, as police officer and detective with the department's Organized Crime Bureau.

Saleeba is a 1971 graduate of Pennsylvania State University and currently lives with his wife, Kathy, in Virginia.

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