Program Leadership and Vision

Game Changing Development Program, Members of the management team to be displayed on the GCD Website.

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP:

PROGRAM EXECUTIVE: LaNetra Tate (lanetra.c.tate@nasa.gov)
PROGRAM MANAGER (Acting): Mary Beth Wusk (mary.e.wusk@nasa.gov)
DEPUTY PROGRAM MANAGER: Bob Hodson (robert.f.hodson@nasa.gov)
CHIEF ENGINEER: Anthony Calomino (anthony.m.calomino@nasa.gov)

GCD VISION EXECUTION IS TO:

  • Develop Game Changing technologies that produce dramatic impacts for NASA’s Space Exploration and Science Missions
  • Capitalize on opportunities to leverage funding and cost-share from external organizations (e.g. Department of Defense, other National Laboratories, private industry and academia) in technology areas mutually benefiting NASA and the other organizations.
  • Formulate and implement technology projects that deliver the required performance on time and within cost
  • Deliver technology knowledge that is used internally for NASA missions as well as externally throughout the aerospace community

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Advance broadly-applicable technology to benefit multiple customers
  • Advance applicable exploration technology development (ETD) technologies in coordination with the primary customers in ESMD
  • Balance guided technology development efforts with a portfolio of competitively selected efforts from academia, industry, and NASA centers that is based on technical merit
  • Determine the priority and level of investment needed using a structured, open, and data driven analytic process
  • Develop the capability for technology innovation throughout NASA and the broader community to meet future National needs