Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS)

In 2021, two officers merged to create the Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS) with the goal of providing data- and evidence-driven strategy advice to NASA leadership. The former two offices that merged to create OTPS were the Office of Strategic Engagements and Assessments and the Office of the Chief Technologist. OTPS supports NASA leadership in developing and guiding the agency’s activities across its six mission directorates. [1]

The OTPS Staff include the Associate Administrator, Director of Space Architectures, and Senior Policy Analyst, among others. There are also designated Center Chief Technologists—10 in total, one for each of the NASA field centers.[2]

As of October 2022, OTPS has two publications posted to their site, which are available in PDF format and can be downloaded:

  1. Economic Growth and National Competitiveness Impacts of the Artemis Program
  2. NASA’s Responsible AI Plan 2022

Updated October 2022 by Jennifer Ostromecki