Edward Grigsby is the deputy system program director for the GeoXO and GOES-R Series Programs. Beginning in 2021 for GeoXO and since September 2016 for GOES-R, Edward supports the system program director in every aspect of the programs to ensure effective programmatic and technical implementation of the development, launch and fielding of the mission systems.
Prior to assuming the role of deputy system program director, Grigsby was the GOES-R Program systems engineering lead and technical authority since 2010, overseeing overall mission systems integration, planning, verification/validation and engineering processes and products for the program.
Before joining the GOES-R Series Program, Grigsby worked within NASA, the Department of Defense, and the commercial sector serving in several technical and engineering management positions including: program director for the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder Program and program executive for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission at NASA Headquarters; project manager for the NASA/NMP EO3 Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) project at the NASA Langley Research Center; system engineer for the GOES-R Hyperspectral Environmental Suite (HES) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; project manager and test director for the Integration Test Directorate at Worldcom; manager of the Generic Radar Target Generator Project for the Electronic Warfare Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base and also held systems/instrument/observatory engineering management positions for the development of the Miniature Sensor Technology Integration (MSTI) spacecraft missions at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Grigsby holds a Master of Science degree in electro-optic engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic/computer engineering from the University of Wyoming.