|Jimmy J. Akin was the Chief Information Officer at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. As such he was responsible for establishing and managing the KSC Information Resources Management (IRM) Program including:
- Establishing and maintaining the information technology (I/T) planning processes, architecture, and standards
- Establishing and maintaining the Automated Information System (AIS) security policies and procedures
- Defining and analyzing I/T metrics and ensuring compliance with the Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA) of 1996
- Interfacing with NASA Headquarters and external organizations for I/T issues
- Reviewing the implementation of I/T across KSC for alignment and compliance with the KSC IRM Program
- Facilitating the reengineering and continuous improvement of business processes by advocating appropriate utilization of I/T
Previously, as Chief of the Computers and Communications Division, Akin was responsible for all of KSC’s institutional data processing, networks, and telephone system. His career has included various computer management and system analysts positions at KSC and with industry. He has also served as Chairman of the KSC Combined Federal Campaign and as Chairman of the KSC Equal Opportunity Action Committee.
Akin has received various awards during his NASA career including KSC’s Equal Opportunity Annual Award in 1985 and the KSC Certificate of Commendation.
Akin grew up in Georgia and received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from West Georgia College in 1964. He and his wife June live in Titusville, Fl and have two sons, one daughter, and three grandchildren.
He retired from Kennedy Space Center in April 1998.