WASHINGTON  — NASA Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson will be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. Department of Energy’s undersecretary, the White House said July 18. If confirmed by the Senate, Robinson will become Energy’s third-in-command. 

Prior to joining NASA in November 2009, Robinson was the senior-most career official at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The White House also announced July 18 that Frank A. Rose, the deputy assistant secretary of state for space and defense policy, will be nominated by Obama to serve as assistant secretary of state for verification and compliance.