Bhavya Lal ,Indian-American, was appointed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration as the Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. Space Agency. Bhavya Lal served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency and oversaw the agency’s transition under the administration of President Joe Biden. Bhavya Lal brings extensive experience in engineering and space technology, serving as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defence Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute from 2005 to 2020. Bhavya Lal Acting Chief of Staff of NASA
- She led the analysis of space technology, strategy, and policy for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and National Space Council (NSC), as well as federal space-oriented organisations, including NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the Department of Defence, and the intelligence community.
- She is an active member of the space technology & policy community, having chaired, co-chaired, or served on five high-impact National Academy of Science committees.
- Bhavya Lal served 2 consecutive terms on the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Federal Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and was an External Council member of NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program and the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Advisory Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).
Bhavya Lal Acting Chief of Staff of NASA