Press Release

Dayton, Ohio, Native Steven Miley Named Director of NASA Marshall Office of Procurement

By SpaceRef Editor
December 4, 2015
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NASA has appointed Dayton, Ohio, native Steven Miley director of the Office of Procurement at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

In his new role, Miley will manage the organization responsible for all aspects of the contracting and procurement processes at Marshall, NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and associated contractor facilities. He will oversee the work of some 125 civil service and contract employees and will supervise approximately 500 open contracts, interagency agreements, grants and cooperative agreements.

Miley was associate director for operations in Marshall’s Engineering Directorate from 2014 until he accepted his new assignment. He also held that post from 2007 to 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, as director of contracting for the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the organization responsible for total lifecycle management of Air Force weapon systems. He led 13 acquisition directorates at three military sites, overseeing more than 2,000 contracting professionals, and guided more than $31 billion in annual obligations for 10 program offices with an active contract value of more than $196 billion.

In 2006, Miley was appointed to the Senior Executive Service at NASA Headquarters in Washington, where he supervised the agency’s key technical capability portfolios as director of the Strategic Capabilities Assets Division. The Senior Executive Service is the personnel system that covers most of the top managerial, supervisory and policy positions in the executive branch of the federal government.

Miley began his career in 1988 as a contract negotiator at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, supporting key military aviation and missile programs. After graduating from the Air Force contracting intern program in 1992, he transferred to NASA Headquarters as a contracting officer and procurement analyst, and was contract negotiator for the NASA-Russian Space Agency contract for American support and use of Space Station Mir. In 1995, he transferred to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, as a contracting officer and business team leader in the International Space Station Program Office. He returned to NASA Headquarters from 1998 to 2007 to take on a variety of positions, including manager of the Sponsored Research Business Office and acting assistant associate administrator for infrastructure management in NASA’s Office of Space Flight.

He earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1992 from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in music in 1983 from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He also received the Professional Designation in Contract Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the Certified Professional Contracts Manager designation from the National Contract Management Association, headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, in 1992.

A 21-year Air Force reserve officer, Miley received his commission through the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2008. He and his wife Dana live in Scottsboro, Alabama. They have two sons, Jackson and Burke Sellers.

More about the Marshall Center

Marshall is one of NASA’s largest field installations, with almost 6,000 civil service and contractor employees, an annual budget of approximately $2.5 billion and a broad spectrum of propulsion, science, engineering and technological missions.

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