Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center

Sept. 12, 2002
RELEASE : 80-02
Jeanne S. O'Bryan Honored For Role In Space Program
Jeanne S. O'Bryan, a native of Milwaukee, Wis., was recently presented the NASA Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Leadership Award.

The award is presented to honor employees who exemplify outstanding leadership characteristics. The award was presented by Roy D. Bridges, Jr., director of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla. on August 1, 2002, at KSC.

O'Bryan was recognized for her outstanding leadership in ensuring that quality Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN) services were provided to the NASA Office of Space Flight Centers.

At KSC, O'Bryan is employed by NASA as Chief, ODIN and information technology (IT) security services. She joined the space agency in 1991. She is responsible for managing the ODIN lead service center for the office of space flight and management of the IT security services at KSC.

O'Bryan graduated from Brookfield East High School, Brookfield, Wis., in 1986. After high school, she went on to receive a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., in 1991. She earned a master's degree in 1994 from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla., in engineering management.

O'Bryan, and her husband, Cecil, currently live in Titusville, Fla. They have one daughter, Jessica, age 2. Her parents, Robert, and Beatrice O'Konek, live in Brookfield, Wis.


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