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Walter L. Covington
Former Chief of Propellants, Logistics and Services Branch
Spaceport Services Directorate


Walter L. Covington served as Chief of the Propellants, Logistics and Services Branch, Spaceport Services Directorate, at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). He was responsible for managing Agency Fluids Acquisition activities, Center Logistics, and Center Services for Kennedy Space Center. This included agencywide propellant and specialty fluids acquisition as the agency Principal Center for Fluids Management, logistics and transportation policy and implementation, contract property administration, library services and programs, mail and postal services, food services, records management and staging, publications, scientific and technical information management, printing, graphics, travel services, railroad operations and maintenance, and GSA vehicle management for all KSC and tenant organizations.

Mr. Covington was appointed Chief of the Branch in March 2002. He had previously served as Contract Management Lead for the Information Technology and Administrative Services Integrated Product Teams in the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office since August 1998. During Mr. Covington's career at NASA/KSC since December 1976, he has served on base support Source Evaluation Boards and has been responsible, in a supervisory capacity, for the Center's printing, micrographics, library, mail services, and records management programs. Mr. Covington has received numerous awards including the Astronaut "Silver Snoopy" recognition and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal.

Mr. Covington was born in Richmond, Va., and is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in that city. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Photographic Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Rollins College, Orlando, Florida.

                                                                                                                                                  December 2003
Biographies - Former Employees