Fred W. Bowen is Director, Federal Executive Programs,
of Government Business Solutions and The
Federal Market Group, Washington, D. C. based organizations
providing professional training, research, publishing and consulting
services to government and industry in public contracts management,
program/project management and leadership. Prior to joining the
GBS/FMG, Mr. Bowen was the head of the NASA Resident Office of
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California for
As a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service
(SES), Mr. Bowen served as the Principal NASA Manager for the
full range of oversight functions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
through NASA's contract with the California Institute of Technology
Mr. Bowen's career with NASA includes a host of important
assignments as a scientist and administrator. In 1979, he was
detailed to the President's Commission on the accident at Three
Mile Island as Director for Administration.
Mr. Bowen is a graduate of the College of William & Mary
with a B.S. degree and graduate study in Physics. His awards
include NASA's Exceptional Service Medal, a Presidential Commission
Exceptional Service Award and many others. He is twice past
chairman of the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board
and a Policy Committee member.
He is former President of the Advisory Board and Trustee
of the California Museum of Science and Industry, and, is an
active member of the Industry Education Council of California
(IECC). He is a member and former Chairman of, The National
Contract Management Association (NCMA) Board of Advisors and
a Board Director of the Center for Emissions Research and Analysis,
a non-profit company which serves as a center of technical
excellence for studies on air pollution reduction and control
technologies. He is a Trustee of the Contract Management Institute,
a non-profit foundation.
He is also a Fellow of the NCMA and an Associate Fellow of the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and a member of Sigma
Pi Sigma Physics Honorary Society.
Mr. Bowen is an instructor and adjunct faculty member
in the Federal Government Contracting Series at George Mason
University he has lectured extensively at CalTech.
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