Terrence W. Wilcutt
Terrence W. Wilcutt is NASA's chief of Safety and Mission Assurance. Appointed to this role in September 2011, Wilcutt is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of all Safety and Mission Assurance policies and procedures for all NASA programs.
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.
Dr. Frank J. Groen is the deputy chief of NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA). 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 (SMA) activities.
Prior to be appointed to this position, Groen was the director of the Safety and Assurance Requirements Division within OSMA, responsible for the development and maintenance of NASA directives and standards pertaining to SMA, as well as related methods, tools and guidance.
This organizational chart shows the various areas of the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA), the relationships between these areas, and staff information.