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Nancy Ann Budden

Faculty Associate - Research
Defense Analysis
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3332
Other Experience
  • 2017 - 2020 Director of Special Programs and Warfighter Engagement, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • 2007 - 2017 Director of Special Operations Technology, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • 2002 - 2006 Associate Provost , Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1988 - 1995 Manager, Science Integration Office, NASA/Johnson Space Center
  • 1986 - 1987 White House Science Office Working Group of Federal Coordinating Committee on Earth Sciences.
  • 1983 - 1988 National Science Foundation Office of the Assistant Director for Geosciences, Science Policy and Planning. (White House Placement in Reagan Administration)
  • 1977 - 1983 Exploration Geologist, Northern California District., UNOCAL Oil of California
Research Interests
Technology Development and Rapid Transition for Special Operations Forces; Undersea Warfare; Space Sciences: ISR; Satellite imagery.<br> <br>

Awards

  • 2017 - National Intel Meritorious Unit Citation, Rapid Prototyping 2017. , Office of Defense National Intelligence
  • 2016 - National Intel Meritorious Unit Citation, “ODINFISH,” 2016., Office of Defense National Intelligence:
  • 2012 - Exceptional Civilian Service Award: Tactical LIDAR Special Operations, 2012., Secretary of Defense
  • 2001 - International Community Humanitarian Award, Global Energy Partners
  • 1991 - NASA Group Achievement Award, Lunar & Mars Exploration Initiative Team
  • 1991 - NASA Performance Award of Excellence
  • 1990 - NASA Performance Award of Excellence
  • 1989 - NASA Performance Award of Excellence

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2007 NASA Advisory Council, Member Human Exploration and Operations
  • 2002 AIAA Associate Fellow
  • 1998 - 2000 Habitat for Humanity Board of Advisors/Bangladesh
  • 1981 - 2002 American Geophysical Union

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book Chapter
  • Budden, N, (1982). The determination of biogenic opal in high latitude deep sea sediments. Siliceous Deposits in the Pacific Region.
  • Journal Article
  • Budden, N, (2020). Multi-Cultural Technology Teaming. Joint Force Quarterly, .
  • Joliff, Brad et al, & Budden, N, (2007). Science in NASA’s exploration strategy, Eos Transactions. AGU. 88(29), pg 294. EOS Transactions AGU, 2007, JOLLIFF, B. L. (2007)(88(29), pg 294).
  • Budden, N, (2003). Recommendations for Mars Surface Science: Geology, Biology & Paleontology”, Workshop on Analog Sites and Facilities for Human Exploration of the Moon and Mars..
  • Budden, N, (1997). Virtual Presence: One Step Beyond Reality Ad Astra, National Space Society. Ad Astra, (vol 9 number 1 pages 30-35).
  • Budden, N., & Spudis, Paul , (1993). Budden, Nancy Ann and Spudis, Paul D., Evaluating Science Return in Space Exploration Initiative Architechtures. NASA Technical Paper 3339, .
  • Budden, N., & Spudis, Pau, (1993). Budden, Nancy Ann and Spudis, Paul, D., Space Exploration Initiative Science, Measuring the Return, Aerospace America..
  • Budden, N, (1991). Science Rationale for the Global Access of the Moon.. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference Proceedings, .
  • Budden, N, (1980). Cenozoic biogenic silica sedimentation in the Antarctic Ocean, Geologic Society of America Bulletin, 7(91), 337-347.
  • Budden, N, (1977). Biogenic silica sedimentation and surface productivity in the Cenozoic Antarctic Ocean. Geologic Society of America, 7(9), 910-911.
  • Monograph
  • Budden, N, (1999). Outlook for the Future: UNOCAL Community Partnerships and Projects in Bangladesh.
  • (1987). Understanding Planet Earth.
  • Technical Report
  • Budden, N, (1993). Mars Exploration Workshop II, Johnson Space Center.
  • Budden, N, (1977). Cenozoic Biogenic Silica Sedimentation in the Antarctic Ocean, Based on Two Deep Sea Drilling Project Cores.