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Gerald Norris

Director, Procurement

Gerald Norris is the director of Procurement at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He is responsible for leading and managing the overall operation of Kennedy procurement activities, including planning and implementing acquisition strategies, issuing solicitations, conducting negotiations, processing awards, and administering contracts for Kennedy programs and projects, as well as enterprisewide institutional portfolio contracting activity totaling over $40B.


He previously served as procurement officer and senior procurement official for Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, where he was responsible for providing a $4.7B acquisition management program for NASA.

Norris joined the NASA team in 2006 with the Stennis Office of Procurement, where he served in various progressive leadership capacities, including contracting officer in the Center Management Support Division, Program Management division chief, and deputy procurement officer.

Norris began his government career in the United States Air Force, where he served his country for over 21 years. 


He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Park University in Parkville, Missouri.

Biography last updated May 2023