Delgado Wins 2010 Congressional Black Caucus' Small Business Champion Living Legends Award
Recently awarded the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus' Small Business Champion Living Legends award, Glenn A. Delgado, Associate Administrator for NASA's Office of Small Business Programs, is dedicated to the agency's small business mission and vision.
"I received this award on behalf of the entire NASA family. It took dedication and hard work from all of the agency's centers and their small business programs to lend me the opportunity to have been presented this award," said Delgado.
The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated leadership, tenacity and passion in supporting and developing growth and sustainability of Minority Business throughout the Federal government.
Delgado has been working diligently to provide leadership and policy direction for developing and implementing policies and initiatives throughout NASA to ensure that all categories of small businesses are afforded opportunities to compete for agency contracts.
In 2010, Delgado received the second highest award bestowed by NASA, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, which is awarded to NASA employees for notably exceptional leadership. Delgado received this award for his innovative practices and excellent stewardship of NASA's small business programs in supporting the Agency's mission, goals, and objectives.
Delgado earned his B.S. at the University of New Hampshire and his M.B.A. from Marymount University; he also graduated from NAVAIR’s Senior Executive Management Development Program. He is Level III–certified in the Acquisition Professional field of Contracting and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.
Prior to his appointment to NASA, Delgado served as the Acting Director of the Department of the Navy's Office of Small Business Programs. He was the Department of the Navy's Mentor-Protégé Program Manager for the 6 years he was assigned to the Navy's Small Business Program Office. Other responsibilities included conducting statistical analyses of the Navy's Small Business Program targets, monitoring the Navy's Veteran-Owned Small Business Program, and undertaking several special projects.
Delgado was awarded two Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service medals for his innovative approaches in the acquisition process while serving as a PCO for the EA-6B aircraft and for his performance as the Director of Small Business at NAVAIR.
In September 2006, he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service medal, the second highest award that can be presented to a civilian in the Navy, for his exceptional service to the Navy Small Business Programs Office. Delgado also received the Department of the Navy Competition and Procurement Excellence Award.
Delgado served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Federal Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Directors Council for fiscal year 2009.
Delgado will continue to look for ways to implement creative and innovative opportunities to improve Small Business Program. The agency will work closely with the Small Business community to find additional ways to help meet the goals and visions for small business.
The agency's 3rd Annual Small Business Symposium and Awards Ceremony will be held from Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
For more information about the Symposium and NASA's Small Business programs, visit: http://osbp.nasa.gov/