WASHINGTON — Richard DalBello, vice president of legal and government affairs for Intelsat General Corp., is under consideration to fill a vacancy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), according to government and industry sources.

DalBello, an attorney who joined the government services subsidiary of satellite fleet operator Intelsat in 2005, has worked for OSTP before. From 1993 to 1997, he was OSTP’s assistant director for aeronautics and space. Multiple sources familiar with the matter said it is that position — vacant since NASA’s John Olson left government June 7 to join Sierra Nevada Corp. — that DalBello would hold again if he returns to the White House. Reached by phone July 12 at his office in Bethesda, Md., however, DalBello said he has “no plans to go anywhere.” 

Phillip Larson, a spokesman for OSTP, declined to comment, citing an office policy against discussing personnel matters.

Dan Leone is the NASA reporter for SpaceNews, where he also covers other civilian-run U.S. government space programs and a growing number of entrepreneurial space companies. He joined SpaceNews in 2011.Dan earned a bachelor's degree in public communications...