Keegan Resigns as NASA's Chief Engineer

Press Release From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, March 8, 2002

W. Brian Keegan has announced his resignation as NASA's Chief Engineer, effective April 3, ending a 36-year career with the agency.

As Chief Engineer, a position he's held since February 2000, Keegan is responsible for overall review of the technical readiness and execution of all agency programs. The Chief Engineer also provides NASA-wide guidance on engineering policies, standards and practices.

"It has been a pleasure," Keegan said in announcing his retirement. "I will miss the frequent interaction I had with each of you as we worked together to make something positive happen."

Keegan first joined NASA in 1966 as a structural engineer at Goddard. In 1986, he was selected as the Deputy Director of Flight Assurance at Goddard. In 1994, Keegan was appointed the deputy Director of Engineering. He served as Goddard's Director of Applied Engineering and Technology from 1997 until his appointment as Chief Engineer in 2000.

Keegan has no immediate plans, though he said he's looking forward to a three-week vacation in France with his wife.

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