Press Release

NASA Creates Office of Institutional and Corporate Management

By SpaceRef Editor
February 27, 2004
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NASA’s Deputy Administrator, Fred Gregory, named Jeffrey
E. Sutton as the agency’s Assistant Administrator, Office of
Institutional and Corporate Management.

The new office (Code O) will provide technical expertise,
policy oversight and overall leadership for NASA’s
institutional, corporate, infrastructure and management systems
activities. Code O will manage the NASA Directives Management
System; internal management control and audit follow-up
systems, including internal assessments and the ISO 9001-based
management systems.

“Jeff brings the corporate knowledge and skill base needed, as
NASA moves forward in implementation of the President’s
Management Agenda. His expertise and proven leadership will
help to make NASA an even more effective federal agency, while
implementing the President’s exploration vision for the
future,” Gregory said.

As Assistant Administrator, Sutton will supervise the agency’s
aircraft management, real property programs, and environmental
stewardship. He will help coordinate information resources
management and communications; printing and graphics services;
human resources management; and procurement for NASA
Headquarters organizations.

NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe announced the creation of the
Office of Institutional and Corporate Management on January 15,
2004, as part of the streamlining of the Office of the
Administrator to allow for more independent leadership in areas
vital to the execution of the agency’s new vision and mission.
The Office of Institutional and Corporate Management merges
four organizations, the Office of Management Systems, the
Office of Headquarters Operations, the NASA Shared Services
Center, and the Institutional Management Office. Three of these
organizations previously reported to the Office of the
Administrator. The change supports the streamlining process.

Sutton entered the federal government in 1971. He joined NASA
as an Industrial Property Management Specialist in 1976. At
NASA in 1989, Sutton entered the Senior Executive Service, and
in 1998 was appointed as the Assistant Administrator for the
Office of Management Systems.

Sutton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University
of Minnesota and graduated with honors from the University of
Southern California with a master’s degree in Public
Administration. He has received the NASA Exceptional Service
Medal; Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive Award;
President’s Council on Management Improvement Certificate of
Management Excellence; and the GSA Excellence in Administration

SpaceRef staff editor.