Phil McAlister
Phil McAlister

Phil McAlister

Special Assistant for Program Analysis
Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation
NASA Headquarters


Phil McAlister is a veteran of the space industry with over 20 years of experience in civil, military, and commercial space programs. He is currently in the Studies and Analysis Division, Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation, NASA Headquarters. The Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation is an independent assessment organization that provides objective, transparent, and multidisciplinary analysis to inform NASA’s strategic decision-making.

Prior to NASA, he was the Director of Futron's Space and Telecommunications Industry Analysis Division where he managed a Division of approximately 20 people involved in space industry analysis and market research. Before joining Futron, he served as a Senior Manager during a ten-year career at TRW's Aerospace and Information Systems Division (formerly BDM International). Prior to that, he worked as a Technical Analyst for ANSER, Inc.

Over his career, he has participated in the design and development of new launch vehicles, the redesign of the International Space Station, plus several commercial satellite endeavors. He is an experienced program/project manager with extensive demonstrated successes in business development. In addition, he is a recognized member of the aerospace industry with 11 publications to his credit.

Phil has an MBA degree from Averett University, an MS in Systems Engineering from George Mason University, and BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.