Press Release

NASA Administrator Names Director of Security Management & Safeguards

By SpaceRef Editor
August 20, 2001
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Administrator Daniel S. Goldin today announced the appointment
of David Saleeba as Director of the newly formed Office of Security
Management and Safeguards at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.

His principal responsibilities include the oversight and assessment
of the agency’s physical and information/technology security
programs, as well as representing NASA to the external security
community, and advising the Administrator on all security issues.

“Safety and security are priority issues for NASA,” said
Administrator Goldin. “Saleeba’s extensive experience will be an
important asset to this agency and I am pleased he has decided to
accept this opportunity.”

Saleeba brings to NASA nearly 30 years experience in law
enforcement and security, including 26 years with the U.S. Secret
Service, most recently as Special Agent in Charge and Chief of the
Secret Service’s Headquarters Intelligence Division, Washington,

Past assignments with the Secret Service included tours in Miami,
New York, two White House protective assignments, and five years as
the Special Agent In Charge of the New Mexico District.

Saleeba has also led liaison and cooperative projects with local,
state, and federal law enforcement, three Air Force bases, and the
Los Alamos and Sandia National Research Laboratories.

His experience includes security operations in all 50 states, 59
foreign countries, and he has testified before Congress on
legislative initiatives affecting federal law enforcement and

In the early 1970’s, he served on the Metro-Dade County Police
Department in Miami, FL, as police officer and detective with the
department’s Organized Crime Bureau.

Saleeba is a 1971 graduate of Pennsylvania State University and
currently lives with his wife, Kathy, in Virginia.

SpaceRef staff editor.