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Wednesday, April 23, 2003
The FY04 Civil Space Budget: Policy Foundations and Legislative Impacts


Moderator: Sharon Hays, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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Left to right; Dr. Henry Hertzfeld, Moderator Sharon Hays, Bill Adkins, David Radzanowski, WIA Vice President for Programs Corinne Contant Moderator and WIA member Sharon Hays gives opening comments to audience at FY04 Civil Space Budget Panel event

Mr. Radzanowski's PowerPoint Presentation

Speaker Bios:

Dave Radzanowski has been the Branch Chief for the Science and Space Programs Branch at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) since October 2002. The branch has responsibilities for NASA, NSF, Smithsonian, as well as coordinating R&D issues for OMB. Previously he was a program examiner in the branch (since June 1998), where his primary agency of responsibility was NSF, as well as the National Gallery of Art and the National Capital Planning Commission. He was detailed to this position for three months in the summer of 1997.

Dave came to OMB after eight years as an analyst in aerospace policy for the Congressional Research Service on Capitol Hill. In this position, he responded to congressional requests for information and analysis of U.S. space activities and has written 36 CRS reports on space issues. He received a B.S. degree in Astronomy-Physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy. Dave lives in Washington DC, and is an avid hockey player.

Dr. Henry R. Hertzfeld, Senior Research Scientist at the Space Policy Institute, George Washington University, is an expert in the economic, legal, and policy issues of space and advanced technological development. He has served as a Senior Economist and Policy Analyst at both NASA and the National Science Foundation, and has been a consultant to many agencies and organizations. He is the co-editor of Space Econmics (AIAA 1992), as well as many articles on space economic and legal issues. Dr. Hertzfeld holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. from Washington University, a Ph.D. degree in economics from Temple University, He also has J.D. degree from the George Washington University and is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Bill Adkins joined the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee in March 2000 and was appointed Staff Director for the subcommittee in January of 2002. Prior to joining the subcommittee, he was a Legislative Assistant and National Security Fellow for then-Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) where he handled national security, military, and space policy issues. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, he spent 12 years in the Executive Branch with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a spacecraft systems engineer developing national security space systems and advanced technology.

Mr. Adkins is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a member of the Board of Directors for Women in Aerospace, and was a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association (APSA). Mr. Adkins has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the George Washington University and has done graduate work in Aerospace Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He also completed the Senior Managers in Government Executive Program at Harvard University.

Ms. Sharon Hays is the Deputy Associate Director for Technology at the White House's Office of Scie nce and Technology Policy (OSTP). OSTP serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans, and programs of the federal government. Policy issues handled by OSTP's Technology division include those related to telecommunications, information technology, space and aeronautics, nanotechnology, and others. Sharon was the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Research of the House Committee on Science from the beginning of the 107th Congress until August 2002. Prior to her promotion to Staff Director, she worked as a professional staff member first for the Basic Research Subcommittee and subsequently for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. She first joined the Science Committee's staff in mid-1999. Before working for the Committee, Sharon acted as a consultant to Science magazine. While there, she worked on Science's Next Wave, an internet-based weekly magazine focused on career and training issues for young scientists. Prior to her work at Science, Sharon served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow in the office of Representative Vernon Ehlers. She worked on a Science Committee project assigned to Dr. Ehlers by then-Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Science Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner: to outline an updated science policy for the nation. That effort culminated in a comprehensive Science Committee report entitled Unlocking Our Future: Toward a New National Science Policy. Before coming to Capitol Hill, Sharon worked as a research assistant at the University of Southern California and then attended graduate school in biochemistry at Stanford University, where she studied in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Paul Berg, and received her Ph.D. in 1997. Sharon also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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