Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Bement tapped as NSF Director


  • Randy Showstack


Arden Bement, acting director of the U.S. National Science Foundation since 22 February is President Bush's choice to become NSF director, the White House announced on 15 September. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Bement would serve for a 6-year term expiring on 2 August 2010. Bement will continue to serve as acting NSF director until the full Senate approves his nomination.

In a memorandum to NSF staff, Bement stated, “Although NSF faces significant challenges in the near future due to federal budget issues, I am committed to the policies and operations that have stood the test of time and have helped make NSF an extraordinary agency.”