Dennis Andrucyk, Deputy Associate Administrator
Dennis Andrucyk has been selected as deputy associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in Washington, effective Jan. 17. Currently serving as NASA’s acting chief technologist and as deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), he will divide his responsibilities between SMD and STMD prior to his official start date.
Prior to joining STMD, Andrucyk held many positions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He was Director of the Applied Engineering & Technology Directorate, serving as Director of Engineering, Deputy Director of Engineering, Chief of the Software Engineering Division, and Chief of the Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division. He also served as Goddard’s Chief Technologist and as the Associate Chief of the Electrical Engineering Division. While enrolled in the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, he spent a short time at NASA Headquarters as a Division Chief where he was the Director of the Mission & Science Measurement (MSM) Theme/Division. In 2000, he was selected as a Goddard Senior Fellow.
Andrucyk has served on several national and international space partnership teams including the U.S.-based Space Technology Alliance as one of three voting members on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Sensors & Electronics Technology (SET) panel.
Before joining NASA in 1988, Andrucyk served at the Department of Defense as both a contractor and a civil servant. He has worked at the National Security Agency, the Naval Research Laboratory, Westinghouse Electric, General Electric, and the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Andrucyk has earned the Senior Executive Service Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the Goddard Outstanding Leadership Honor Award, and the Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award in Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity.