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Todd Pospisil

Director, Research Centers Procurement Office

Todd J. Pospisil is the Director of the NASA Office of Procurement Research Centers, where he oversees a significant portfolio, obligating $1.8 billion annually and provides senior executive leadership to a dedicated team of 180 personnel. He is responsible for leading and managing the overall operation of four geographically dispersed NASA Research Centers: Armstrong Flight Research Center, Ames Research Center, Glenn Research Center, and Langley Research Center.

In his former role as the Acting Director of Procurement at Langley Research Center (LaRC), Mr. Pospisil was instrumental in overseeing procurement operations for NASA’s Space Technology and Human Exploration, Science, and Aeronautics missions. Additional areas of responsibilities include providing support to the Langley Mission Directorates in planning, conducting, and processing major complex procurement actions, as well as analyzing and approving key critical acquisition documents.

Since joining NASA in 2016, Mr. Pospisil has served in multiple key executive leadership positions, including Deputy (and Acting) Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). As Director of the MSFC Procurement Office, he provided strategic leadership and execution for over 150 active contracts with annual obligations that exceeded $4 billion and managed a workforce of over 130 civil servants and contract employees. He was responsible for planning and implementing acquisition strategies, issuing solicitations, conducting negotiations, and processing awards. He also led Agency-wide contracts such as the Human Landing Systems, Space Launch System, and NASA institutional contracts such as financial services, consolidated program support services, and consolidated technology transfer services.

Mr. Pospisil has also served as MSFC’s Source Selection Office Manager, where he implemented an inaugural multifunctional source selection support office and innovatively designed an E-source selection tool that led to a 2016 NASA HQ Acquisition Improvement Award. In this capacity, he managed over $450 million in acquisitions including supporting International Space Station operations and MSFC’s Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation contract.   

Mr. Pospisil began his career in government as an active-duty officer of the United States Air Force, culminating his career as a colonel having led the procurement offices of the Air Force’s largest acquisition and sustainment centers, respectively. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree in Contracting and Acquisition Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science degree in Military Operational Art from Air University. Mr. Pospisil has received a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III, an Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II in Program Management, the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) designation from NCMA, and a Professional Designation in Contract Management from the Army Logistics Management College.  

Mr. Pospisil is the recipient of numerous performance and group achievement awards, such as a Group Achievement Award, Silver Achievement Award, and Silver Group Achievement Award. In addition, while serving as an Air Force officer, Mr. Pospisil received the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.