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Sarah Pollock

Director of the Information Technology Procurement Office

Sarah Pollock serves as the Director of the Information Technology Procurement Office.   In this position, she is responsible for planning and implementing acquisition strategies, issuing solicitations, conducting negotiations, processing awards, and administering contracts for the Agency-wide IT enterprise contracts, IT Center support contracts, and the Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP). 

Prior to this appointment, she served as the Director of Procurement at NASA’s Ames Research Center (ARC) located at Moffett Field, CA in the heart of Silicon Valley.  She was responsible for leading and managing the overall operation of ARC procurement activities, including planning and implementing acquisition strategies, issuing solicitations, conducting negotiations, processing awards and administering contracts for ARC programs and projects as well as enterprise-wide institutional portfolio contracting activity.

Since joining NASA in 2009, she held multiple roles within the ARC Office of Procurement, including Contracting Officer and Procurement Analyst as well as details or acting duties as a Team Lead and Branch Chief.  Immediately prior to joining the Senior Executive Service in December 2020, she served as the Deputy Director of the Ames Procurement Office advising the Procurement Director, Center Director, and senior management officials on contracting and procurement matters in support of ARC’s mission.  She accumulated experience in all phases of the acquisition cycle, using a diverse array of procurement strategies, while negotiating and managing major contracts for intelligent systems and exploration technology research and development, information technology, engineering, and institutional support services. 

She began her career in federal service in 2006 as a Contracting Officer at the General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service in Chicago as part of the Federal Career Intern Program.

Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, Early Career Achievement Medal, and multiple NASA Honor Awards for Group Achievement. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from Florida State University.