President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate four individuals
and his intention to appoint five individuals to serve in his administration.

The President intends to nominate Sean O’Keefe to be Administrator of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration. O’Keefe is currently the Deputy Director of the
White House Office of Management and Budget. Previously he served as the Louis A.
Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at the Syracuse University Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Additionally he served as the Director of National
Security Studies which provides executive education programs for senior military and
civilian Department of Defense managers. Before joining Syracuse University, O’Keefe
was Professor of Business Administration and Assistant to the Senior Vice President for
Research and Graduate Education at Pennsylvania State University. O’Keefe was
appointed as the Secretary of the Navy in July 1992, had served as Comptroller and
Chief Financial Office of the Department of Defense since 1989. Before joining the
Department of Defense, he served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Appropriations
Committee for eight years and was Staff Director of the Defense Appropriations
Subcommittee. He received an undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New
Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from The Maxwell
School at Syracuse University.