Office of the Press Secretary
(Shreveport, Louisiana)
For Immediate Release    

March 11, 2005

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual to serve in his Administration:

The President intends to nominate Michael D. Griffin, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Dr. Griffin currently serves as Space Department Head at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.  Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of In-Q-Tel, Inc.  He also served in several positions within Orbital Sciences Corporation, including Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Systems, Inc.  Earlier in his career, Dr. Griffin served as Chief Engineer at NASA and as Deputy for Technology at the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Johns Hopkins University; a master’s degree in Aerospace Science from Catholic University of America; a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland; a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California; a master’s degree in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University; a master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola College; and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from The George Washington University.