Tim Crumbley serves as the Software Assurance (SA) technical fellow and works with center organizations to establish the agency-level SA procedures, policies, training and requirements for NASA. The main objective of SA is to ensure that the processes, procedures and products used to produce and sustain the software conform to all requirements and standards specified to govern those processes, procedures and products.
Crumbley has more than 30 years of experience working in the NASA software engineering community. His responsibilities have included the establishment and maintenance of NASA software engineering and management policies and requirements, teaching NASA software engineering classes, and providing guidance to effectively meet the scientific and technical objectives of software products developed under NASA funding.
Crumbley recently served as the deputy technical fellow for software engineering, the program executive for software engineering, the chair of the NASA Software Working Group, the chair of NASA Software and Systems Capability Leadership Teams, the NASA member of the Capability Maturity Model Integration Client Advisory Board, and the NASA member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA Technical Advisory Group for ISO/IECJTC1 Steering Committee 7.
Before supporting Headquarters, Crumbley served Marshall Space Flight Center in numerous capacities, including division chief for the Marshall Avionics Systems Division, division chief for the Marshall Data Systems and Software Division, and as the agency’s software engineering Technical Authority.
Crumbley has managed numerous government-led, software-developed projects and participated in contractor-produced, mission-critical, real-time embedded software development projects.
He is from Huntsville, Alabama, and received both his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and master’s degree in computer science from the University of Alabama.