Ms. Nancy Laubenthal has joined the Space Science Data Operations Office (SSDOO), NSSDC's parent organization at Goddard, as its new associate chief. In this role she will be performing a series of important tasks in support of the SSDOO chief, James Green. Early on, assignments will focus on SSDOO changes associated with the Space Sciences Directorate Information Technology reorganizations and with possible changes in NSSDC roles resulting from NASA/Office of Space Science realignment of its science data management and archiving environment.
Nancy comes to the SSDOO from Goddard's Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, where she has been head of the Data Management and Programming Office for 14 years. In that role she has supported the processing and analysis of data from a long series of astrophysics missions running from the International Sun-Earth Explorer (ISEE) 3 to the X-Ray Timing Explorer. She played a significant role as the software manager for the Gamma Ray Observatory's Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (GRO/EGRET) instrument and data analysis software, and she has supported the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) through which much high energy astrophysics data are made publicly accessible.
She has also been involved in a number of Goddard-level activities, including most recently one committee addressing how best to organize Information Technology as Goddard reorganizes, a committee defining how Goddard might most effectively implement an optimal level of telecommuting, and another committee discussing ADP outsourcing requirements and concerns. Such involvements will continue.
Nancy has a degree in computer science from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and has been at Goddard for 20 years. We welcome her to the SSDOO and anticipate much benefit from her tenure here.
Nancy Laubenthal is SSDOO's new associate chief.
Erin D. Gardner, email@example.com, (301) 286-0163
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