Mr. Adams has over 30 years of aerospace engineering and management experience, both in the private sector and as a civil servant at NASA. He has extensive Program and Project management experience and is currently serving as the Deputy Chief Technologist for NASA. Previously Jim was the Deputy Director of Planetary Science in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Jim has a broad background in acquisition, planning, implementation and execution of both large and small-scale spacecraft missions, as well as ground systems, technology and infrastructure. As Deputy Chief Technologist, Jim is responsible implementing technology strategies across the agency, leading NASA’s technology transfer and partnership efforts to enable NASA’s cutting edge missions, outstanding science and new discoveries.