Roster Change 11/20/2001

Sean O'Keefe, who helped craft the Bush administration's management and technology agenda, has been tapped as the next administrator of NASA.

President Bush Nov. 14 stated his intent to nominate O'Keefe, the current deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, for the NASA post. O'Keefe is expected to replace Daniel Goldin, NASA administrator for nearly 10 years.

For more, see "O'Keefe picked for NASA post" [FCW.com, Nov. 14, 2001].

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Richard Spence has been appointed as assistant administrator for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the Small Business Administration. Spence will oversee agency legislative initiatives and coordinate all interaction with Congress and the executive branch for SBA.

Spence spent the past decade as co-owner of the Post Oak Pharmacy group, Texas' largest independent pharmacy. While at Post Oak, he developed several innovative partnerships with large corporations to provide individualized health care services for their staff and clients, earning local distinction among small business groups.

In 2000, he was part of the Republican National Committee's Victory2000 Finance Team in Washington, D.C. He also worked for the committee on the 1988 Bush/Quayle campaign and was deputy director of the transportation committee for the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston.

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Mark Everson was confirmed by the Senate Nov. 14 to be controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management in the Office of Management and Budget.

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The Senate received the following nominations Nov. 15:

* Louis Kincannon to be director of the Census Bureau.

* Edward Kingman Jr. to be chief financial officer of the Treasury Department.

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