DalBello Headed to OSTP

DalBello Headed to OSTP

Richard DalBello will begin his new job at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on September 23.  His appointment has been rumored for several weeks.

DalBello has a long history of government and private sector experience in the space business.   Currently he is Vice President of Government Affairs for Intelsat General.  

He will be OSTP’s Assistant Director, Aeronautics and Space, the same position he held for four years of the Clinton Administration.

Among his previous government jobs, he worked at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment, for NASA as director of commercial communications where he was responsible for private sector experiments on the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS), and for the Department of Commerce as Director of the Office of Space Commercialization.  He also worked on the staff of the 1985-1986 National Commission on Space.    In the private sector, he was president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, president of the Satellite Industry Association, general counsel of Spotcast Communications Inc., and Vice President for Government Affairs, North America for ICO Global Communications. 

He has a B.S. in political science from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in law from McGill University, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco.

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