Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

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#1 Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

Post by Commander » Sat, 02 Feb 19, 17:52 pm

February 01, 2019
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Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs
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NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Suzanne Gillen

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Suzanne Gillen has been named NASA’s associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.

“Suzanne has a long history of working with NASA on Capitol Hill, and she provides a valuable asset for the agency in its critically important congressional relationships,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “NASA has an exciting future ahead, and we look forward to Suzanne helping us communicate that exciting story to our legislative partners and strengthening the bipartisan collaboration that has enabled this agency to do so much for the American people.”

Gillen spent 14 years in the U.S. Senate, where she served as professional staff for NASA, civil space, and aviation policy for Chairman John Thune on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation from September 2013 to March 2018. In this position, she managed the development and legislative advancement of both the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 and the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017. She also worked as part of the team drafting the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act. Gillen also served in various staff roles for several U.S. Senators and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Since March 2018, Gillen has served as the senior director of government relations and public policy at Maxar Technologies, where she mainly focused on NASA and civil and commercial space policy and strategy with Congress.

Gillen earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Chemistry at George Washington University. She also received her Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy at Johns Hopkins University.

Suzanne and her husband live in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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#2 Re: Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

Post by Commander » Sat, 02 Feb 19, 18:03 pm

Initially I wasn't going to post this announcement as it is a posting for a minor position, kinda. When reading through it, something caught my eye however which may show that NASA isn't as out of the swamp as we had hoped.
Gillen also served in various staff roles for several U.S. Senators and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Gillen earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Chemistry at George Washington University. She also received her Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy at Johns Hopkins University.
I'm going to hazard a guess and say that we have not seen the end of the Climate Change thugs at NASA. We could look at this in two different ways.
One, it keeps NASA pertinent and viable for appropriations and support from both sides of the aisle.
Two, it diverts resources from NASA's true mission of space exploration.
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#3 Re: Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

Post by Joe Wooten » Mon, 04 Feb 19, 15:18 pm

She's just another leftist turd unemployable outside the fed government.


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#5 Re: Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

Post by luke strawwalker » Sat, 09 Feb 19, 22:20 pm

Joe Wooten wrote:
Mon, 04 Feb 19, 15:18 pm
She's just another leftist turd unemployable outside the fed government.
Yep... another political appointment for a bloated bureaucracy...

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Post by Commander » Sun, 10 Feb 19, 00:49 am

So what do you figure? At least a GS 12, more likely GS 13? A step 1 GS 12 would pull in $81,548 in Washington DC area and I can almost guarantee she ain't a step 1. It's all these mid-level bureaucrats that cost us. They don't really add much in the way of expertise (at least not in the mission goals department).
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