National Aeronautics and Space Administration
John H. Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Gregory L. Robinson
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Gregory L. Robinson serves as the Deputy Director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Research Center. He was selected for his post on January 14, 2013. He shares with the Center Director responsibility for planning, organizing and managing the programs and projects assigned to the Center. The Glenn staff consists of approximately 1,600 Federal employees and 1,600 supporting contractors.
Since November 2005, Robinson served as the NASA Deputy Chief Engineer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for developing and implementing NASA's Engineering Excellence and Engineering Technical Authority, and improving program and project management and systems engineering across the agency.
From May 2011 until June 2012, he was detailed to the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service serving as the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems. In this role he was responsible for the overall policy direction, coordination and management of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) satellite acquisitions, including ground systems. He also coordinated NOAA's system engineering, mission assurance and acquisition activities with NASA, the Department of Defense, other Federal agencies, the private sector and international meteorological agencies.
Robinson also served as the NASA's Deputy Chief Engineer for Engineering Policy and Requirements. In this position he served as the primary liaison with the engineering organizations at NASA's field centers and four Mission Directorates.
Prior to his assignment to NASA Headquarters in 1999, Robinson spent 11 years in various leadership posts at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. In addition, he served as the Systems Assurance Manager for the Earth Observing System (Aqua) Project, which was launched in 2002; the Aura spacecraft, launched in 2004; and the Global Geospace Science project, which included the Wind and Polar spacecrafts, launched in 1994 and 1996, respectively.
Robinson received a bachelor's degree in math from Virginia Union University; a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Howard University; and a Master of Business Administration from Averett College. He also attended Harvard University's Senior Executive Fellow Program at the Kennedy School of Government; and the Federal Executive Institute (Leadership for a Democratic Society).
Robinson has received numerous individual and group performance awards, including the Presidential Rank, Meritorious Senior Professionals and Executives Award.
Robinson and his wife of 30 years have three adult daughters.