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NASA Office of Small Business Programs, Where Small Business Makes a Big Difference

Associate Administrator

Mr. Glenn Delgado
Glenn A. Delgado
Associate Administrator
Office of Small Business Programs

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Mr. Glenn A. Delgado is the Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Office of Small Business Programs. 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 at NASA in fiscal year (FY) 2007, the dollars awarded to small businesses have increased significantly. In FY 2006, NASA awarded $1.94 billion directly to small businesses. At the end of FY 2014, NASA awarded $2.49 billion directly to small businesses. Under the leadership of Mr. Delgado, in FY 2012 and 2013, NASA was able to increase its overall Small Business Administration (SBA) scorecard grade to A after receiving a grade of C in FY 2010 and a grade of B in FY 2011. This is the highest scorecard grade NASA has received in over a decade.

During his tenure as the Associate Administrator of NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs, Mr. Delgado and his team have worked very closely with the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Procurement to publish several new policies, contract clauses, and NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement changes that were very beneficial to the Agency’s small business program. The SBA recognized some of the new policies and procedures that NASA implemented for its small business program as Federal Government Best Practices. Mr. Delgado also served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Federal Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Directors Council in FY 2009, FY 2014 and FY 2015.

In July 2013, Mr. Delgado was presented with the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for his stewardship of the Office of Small Business Programs. In May 2010, Mr. Delgado received the second-highest award bestowed by NASA, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, which is awarded to employees for notably exceptional leadership. Mr. Delgado received this award for his innovative practices and excellent leadership of NASA’s small business programs in supporting the Agency’s mission, goals, and objectives. In September 2010, the Congressional Black Caucus honored Mr. Delgado with the 2010 Small Business Champion Living Legends award. In FY 2014, Mr. Delgado received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive which is second-highest annual award given to selected career SES members.

Prior to his appointment to NASA, Mr. Delgado served as the Acting Director of the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs. Mr. Delgado also served as the Director of Small Business for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). He has over 35 years of acquisition experience. While at NAVAIR, he worked on several major weapon system programs and served as the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO) for the A-6, EA-6B, and F/A-18 C/D aircraft.

In September 2006, Mr. Delgado was awarded the Superior Civilian Service medal, the second-highest award that can be presented to a civilian in the Navy, for his exceptional service to the Navy Small Business Programs Office. Mr. Delgado was awarded two Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service medals for his innovative approaches in the acquisition process while serving as a PCO for the EA-6B aircraft and for his performance as the Director of Small Business at NAVAIR. Mr. Delgado also received the Department of the Navy Competition and Procurement Excellence Award.

Mr. Delgado earned his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and his M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is Level III–certified in the Acquisition Professional field of Contracting and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.

Updated December 2017