Published: Dec. 13, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year appointment. Abdalati will serve as chief adviser to Bolden on matters relating to agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of NASA's current science investments. Abdalati also will work with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget.

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