Robert E. Watts
Small Business Specialist
Mr. Robert E. Watts is a Small Business Specialist at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), located in Houston, TX. Mr. Watts joined NASA in November 2011 as the Contracting Officer at the NASA Shared Services Center, located Stennis Space Center, MS. In this role, Mr. Watts is responsible for assisting in the administration, planning, coordination, compliance, and implementation of the Small Business Program at JSC. As an advocate for small business, Mr. Watts has a strong commitment to helping small and minority owned businesses grow and succeed through Federal contracting.
Prior to coming to NASA, Mr. Watts served as a Regional Contracting Officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Hurricane Protection Office (HPO) where he was intimately involved with the rebuilding of the levees in and around New Orleans, LA after Hurricane Katrina. He also served as a Program Manager for CACI International Inc., and Addx Corporation. In this capacity, he provided contractor support for the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction (HSDRR) after Hurricane Katrina, which was at the time the number one domestic mission for USACE.
Mr. Watts is a military retiree with 21 years of faithful service to our nation. He holds a MBA and an MA in Theololgy. He is DAWIA Level III and FAC Level III Certified in Contracting, and DAWIA Level I Certified in Program Management.
Mr. Watts’ affiliations include the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC), the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), the North Shore Men with a Vision (Board Member) and the Slidell Youth Football Association (Board Member). He also enjoys spending time with his sons as a Youth Football Coach.