Richard Keegan, NASA’s Associate Deputy Administrator, is currently serving as acting Chief Information Officer. Keegan is temporarily replacing NASA’s retiring Chief Information Officer, Linda Cureton, until a permanent successor is named in a couple of months.
Keegan has been in Federal service since 1980. He worked at the Department of Energy and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center before coming to NASA Headquarters in 2002.
On December 16, 2010, Keegan was appointed as NASA’s Associate Deputy Administrator. The Associate Deputy Administrator assists and supports NASA’s Deputy Administrator and Administrator during day-to-day Agency operations across the broad scope of institutional and workforce issues, as well as with contingency and continuity-of-operations planning. Previously, Keegan served as Associate Deputy Administrator of the Mission Support Directorate since its creation in April 2010. For 4 years before that, he was director of NASA’s Office of Program and Institutional Integration. In those roles, he served as the focal point for balancing priorities for mission directorates, mission support offices, and Agency Field Centers.
Since coming to NASA Headquarters in 2002, Keegan has served in senior business management positions in a mission directorate and mission support offices. He has degrees in biological sciences and secondary education from the University of Maryland.