Steven Clarke

NASA Deputy Associate Administrator, ARMD

Steven Clarke is the deputy associate administrator for ARMD at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. He is responsible for leading long-term strategic, portfolio, and budget planning and analysis for ARMD to guide long-term portfolio requirements and program balance to meet national needs.

He oversees mission directorate operations and organizational development, as well as supervises the Portfolio Analysis and Management Office. He authoritatively represents ARMD on behalf of the associate administrator as needed, at agency governance councils, inter-agency councils, and with external stakeholders.

Previously, as the deputy associate administrator for exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Steven Clarke served as the agency’s interface between the NASA mission directorates, the scientific community, and other external stakeholders in developing and implementing Space Policy Directive-1 using an integrated approach to achieve science and human exploration objectives for the Moon and Mars.

Steven Clarke returned to NASA after serving as a senior policy analyst with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President, where he was responsible for leading a number of important initiatives, including space weather. He led the cross-government Space Weather Operations, Research and Mitigation subcommittee as the OSTP co-chair.

Prior to his OSTP duties, Steven Clarke was director of NASA’s Heliophysics Division, where he led the formulation and implementation of a national research program that used scientific flight investigations and research grants to understand the Sun, its interactions with the Earth and the solar system, and how the observed phenomena impact life and society.

Steven Clarke also served as director of NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division, where he led reimbursable spacecraft and instrument development activities performed by NASA for partner agencies, including the Deep Space Climate Observatory, Joint Polar Satellite System, and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series. He also supported the deputy associate administrator of the Exploration Systems Development Division at NASA Headquarters, where he was responsible for developing the architecture for human exploration beyond Earth orbit.

He has received numerous awards during his career, including the Presidential Rank Award and NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal for outstanding leadership.

Steven Clarke earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in engineering and a Master’s of Science degree in engineering management from the University of Central Florida.