associate administrator of the office of small business programs, nasa
Mr. Glenn A. Delgado is the Associate Administrator of the Office of Small Business Programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. As the Associate Administrator, Mr. Delgado provides executive leadership and policy direction for developing and implementing policies and initiatives throughout NASA to ensure that all categories of small businesses are afforded opportunities to compete for Agency contracts. Since Mr. Delgado’s arrival in 2006, NASA has seen a 28% increase in direct awards, which equates to approximately $769M to small businesses.
During his tenure as Associate Administrator, Mr. Delgado continues to lead his team in a collaborative project with the Office of General Counsel and Office of Procurement, to publish several new policies, contract clauses, and NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement changes that are beneficial to the Agency’s small business programs. In 2009, the Small Business Administration (SBA), recognized the new policies/procedures that NASA implemented for its small business program as a Federal Government Best Practice.
In 2010, Mr. Delgado received the second-highest award bestowed by NASA, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal. He received this award for his innovative practices and outstanding stewardship of NASA’s small business programs in supporting the Agency’s mission, goals, and objectives. In September 2010, the Congressional Black Caucus honored him with the 2010 Small Business Champion Living Legends award. In July 2013, Mr. Delgado was presented with the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. Mr. Delgado’s continued success was recognized in FY 2014, when he received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, which is the second highest annual award given to career Senior Executive Service members. In 2016, Mr. Delgado also received the Special Act Award and Mentoring Award, a NASA Headquarters’ Honors Award.
Mr. Delgado earned his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire, his M.B.A. from Marymount University and is a Level III- certified in the Acquisition Professional field of Contracting.