- Marc S. Allen
- NASA HQ
- Assistant Associate Administrator for Strategy, Policy, and International
MARC S. ALLEN is Assistant Associate Administrator for Strategy, Policy, and International within NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. In this capacity, his major functions include international cooperation, strategic planning coordination, and oversight of the Directorate’s relationship with the National Research Council. He coordinates Directorate plans and policies and represents them to key external groups, including the research community and foreign partners.
Before coming to NASA in late 1997, he served for seven years as Director of the National Research Council’s Space Studies Board. Previously, he held management positions at CTA Incorporated and Computer Sciences Corporation, working at NASA’s Langley Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center in the areas of space systems analysis and applications software development. Holding a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Michigan, his first career was research in solar physics and stellar spectroscopy.