Prizes and Challenges Program Executive


Ms. Gustetic’s experience has focused on the public sector with concentrations on prizes and challenges, open government, innovation, public private partnerships, grants management, and technology policy. Currently, Ms. Gustetic is the Prizes and Challenges Program Executive in the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. In this leadership and strategy role, Ms. Gustetic coordinates the use of prize competitions for technology development at NASA. Prior to this position, Ms. Gustetic was the Associate Director for Strategic Engagement and Communications at Phase One Consulting Group. In that role, for the Department of Transportation, Ms. Gustetic managed the development of the DOT Open Government Plan and its subsequent implementation. Ms. Gustetic spent several years as a Federal employee at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as the senior program analyst for $400 million in annual transportation security grant programs. Ms. Gustetic is experienced with social media, maintains her own blog, and has led the development of a federal government blog from conception to operations. Ms. Gustetic speaks often at events and has also authored several papers on many topics including security policy, harnessing public-private partnerships to optimize public service delivery, and the evolution of e-democracy. She holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida and an SM in Technology Policy from MIT.

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