Neil Rodgers Appointed to Senior Executive Service as Deputy Chief Information Officer at NASA's Marshall Center
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
News Release: 06-133
Neil Rodgers, deputy director of the Office of the Chief Information Officer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service.
Image above: Neil Rodgers
Image credit: NASA/MSFC
The Senior Executive Service is the personnel system covering top managerial positions in approximately 75 federal agencies.
Rodgers is responsible for the development, implementation and operation of NASA's Integrated Enterprise Management Program, or IEMP, business systems. This program was created to improve the flow of business information to decision makers through the implementation of enabling information technologies and business process re-engineering.
During his 17-year NASA career, he gained extensive experience in the planning and successful deployment of complex computer software and Information Technology solutions across the agency.
Since 2000, Rodgers has served in various leadership roles, most recently as associate chief information officer. He managed the program's Competency Center at Marshall, which provided implementation and ongoing operational support for all software related to the new business system.
From 1995 to 1998, Rodgers was project manager for Marshall's Distributed Desktop Services helping to deploy the center's second-generation integrated office automation and engineering support environment. He also was responsible for leading a team that oversaw the implementation and transition of Marshall's desktop and local area network services via the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA, supporting more than 6,000 computer users.
Rodgers joined NASA in 1989 as a computer engineer, assigned to Marshall's Information Systems Services Office. He managed the successful development and agency-wide implementation of the NASA Supply Management System. Upon completion, he developed and executed the upgrade of the aging desktop support server infrastructure.
Rodgers earned both a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics in 1987 and a master's degree in business administration in 1988 from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
He has received numerous awards during his career with NASA, including NASA Certificates of Appreciation in 1993 and 2000, Special Service Awards in 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2004, seven Sustained Superior Performance Awards, seven Group Achievement Awards and the Center Operations Directorate "MVP" Award in 2004.
A native and resident of Athens, Ala., Rodgers and his wife, the former Lisa Anderson of Athens, have three daughters.