Steven Meier is a member of the federal Senior Executive Service (SES) with 30+ years of federal and private industry experience in the civil, defense, and intelligence communities. Meier held executive level positions at NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is currently the Director of the Naval Center for Space Technology at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. In addition to directing NCST’s personnel, finances, programs, and facilities, he serves as a national authority on space technology to the Navy, Department of Defense, aerospace industry, and NATO.
He has led highly diversified program portfolios valued at up to $350M+ and 950+ personnel focused on delivering innovative technologies from concept to operations for ground, air, and space platforms. Meier has created organization-wide technology strategy to guide investments for seamless transition of technologies between research and development to operations. He served on several independent evaluation teams and study panels that strengthened federal acquisition regulations, enhanced technology management practices, and developed organizational cost-effectiveness guidelines.
Meier is a recognized thought leader and keynote speaker with more than 40 peer reviewed publications and presentations, including in the areas of leadership, federal acquisition, technology management, organizational change, and project management. He earned a BS in physics from George Mason University, a MS in physics from the University of Southern California, a MS in electrical engineering with a concentration in applied physics from the University of California at San Diego, and a PhD in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He has graduate certificates in executive leadership and business administration from Georgetown University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) Level 3.