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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 12/10/09

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

  • William C. Ostendorff, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

President Obama announced today his intent to nominate the following individual:

William C. Ostendorff, Nominee for Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Bill Ostendorff is currently the Director of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy and Director of the Board on Global Science and Technology at the National Academies.  He came to the National Academies after serving as Principal Deputy Administrator at the National Nuclear Security Administration from April 2007 until April 2009.  From 2003-2007, he was a member of the staff of the House Armed Services Committee where he served as counsel and staff director for the Strategic Forces Subcommittee with oversight responsibilities for the Department of Energy’s Atomic Energy Defense Activities as well as the Department of Defense’s space, missile defense and intelligence programs.  Mr. Ostendorff was an officer in the United States Navy from 1976 until he retired in 2002 in the grade of Captain.  During his naval career, he commanded an attack submarine, an attack submarine squadron and served as Director of the Division of Mathematics and Science at the United States Naval Academy.  Mr. Ostendorff education includes a degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy and law degrees from the University of Texas and Georgetown University.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.