program director for the webb telescope
Gregory Robinson, formerly SMD's Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, is the new Webb Program Director. As Director, Robinson focuses on increasing integration and testing efficiency and effectiveness, added additional management processes to ensure continuous NASA visibility in contractor activities, and mission success. Robinson previously served as Deputy Center Director at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, as well as NASA's Deputy Chief Engineer from 2005-2013. He also served as the acting National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service Deputy Assistant Administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he led the acquisition and management of all NOAA satellite systems. Prior to Robinson's reassignment to NASA Headquarters in 1999, he spent 11 years in various leadership positions at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.