Assistant Chief, Computational & Information Science & Technology Office (CISTO)Science & Exploration Directorate, Code 606, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Responsible for working with the Chief in direct interaction with the Office of the CIO, IT Investment Management (ITIM), overseeing the development and annual reporting of the summary investment business case for the NASA Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), supporting the monthly OMB dashboard NCCS IT data reporting, serving on Enterprise Architecture teams (supporting Agency EA teams and the GSFC Center EA team), etc., on Center, Agency and external program functions. Develops strategies to optimize cost-performance in the management of information technologies to support the Directorate. Responds to and implements policy decisions and data calls as well as provisions specific Directorate requirements to the policy and procedure development process. A major responsibility is to contribute to the Federal Information Technology initiatives, particularly in the Enterprise Architecture (EA) and investment areas, representing IT issues affecting Science in the Agency.
Other Center Activites
Head, Science Computing BranchEarth Sciences Directorate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Managed the NCCS high-performance computing, mass storage, and data analysis facility, enabling leading-edge scientific research by NASA’s Earth and space science community. Additional responsibilities included managing, provisioning, operating, and making accessible all production and research and development high-performance computing and mass storage system facilities. Supported Earth and space science applications, including code optimization. Managed conversion to parallel programming techniques and developed computational techniques and algorithms. Provided user assistance and guidance, documentation, user outreach, and training, and maintained allocation, accounting and utilization systems for efficient use of these resources by approved researchers. Supported research and development in high- performance computing systems and scalable parallel computational techniques that held the promise of maturing into mainstream components of NASA Earth and space science computing systems scalable to sustained teraFLOPS performance. Provided a high-performance, state-of-the-art petabyte mass storage capabilities.
Mathematician/Systems ProgrammerNASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
M.Ed., Mathematics, Keene State College, 1972
B.A., Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude), Windham College, 1970
Additional Courses: Computer Science, University of Maryland
NASA Thirty Five Year Service Award: 2011
GSFC Performance Award, "Distinguished Rating," receiving Quality Increase 2009
GSFC Performance Award: 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2002
GSFC Time Off Award: 2010, 2007, 2004
GSFC Special Act or Service Award: 2006, 2003, 2001, 2000