Terrence W. Wilcutt
Terrence W. Wilcutt was appointed NASA's chief of Safety and Mission Assurance, effective Sept. 1, 2011. He succeeds Bryan O'Connor, who retired from the agency on Aug. 31, 2011.
Wilcutt is a retired Marine colonel and veteran astronaut who had served as director of Safety and Mission Assurance at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston since 2008. In that position Wilcutt was tasked with the Safety Technical Authority of the programs and projects at JSC as well as JSC's Institutional Safety program.
Harold M. Bell
Harold "Hal" Bell is the deputy chief, Safety and Mission Assurance at NASA Headquarters. In this position, he is responsible for executive leadership, policy direction, functional management and coordination for agency-wide program and institutional safety and mission assurance activities.
Prior to being appointed to this position, Bell was the NASA deputy chief engineer, NASA Headquarters, responsible for executive leadership and policy direction for the technical readiness of all NASA programs and projects.
This organizational chart shows the various areas of the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA), the relationships between these areas, and staff information.