Public Papers

Appointment of Mark Albrecht as Director of the National Space Council


The President today announced his intention to appoint Dr. Mark Albrecht as the Director of the staff of the National Space Council, which is to be created by Executive order.

Since 1982 Dr. Albrecht has been national security adviser to United States Senator Peter Wilson (R-CA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Prior to this he was with Science Applications, Inc., serving in various capacities, including deputy program manager of a major research effort on national command authority crisis management, 1981 - 1982, and senior policy analyst, 1980 - 1981. He was a senior research analyst for the Director of Central Intelligence in Washington, DC, 1978 - 1980. Dr. Albrecht was a member of the Rand Graduate Institute for Public Policy Analysis at the Rand Corp., 1972 - 1978, earning a Ph.D. in public policy analysis, 1978.

Dr. Albrecht graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1971; M.A., 1972). He is married, has three children, and resides in Falls Church, VA.