Roger Forsgren served as the Chief Knowledge Office (CKO) of NASA from 2013 to 2021. As CKO, he led NASA’s Knowledge Management efforts, ensuring that the agency’s workforce had access to the critical knowledge needed for mission success.
He also served as Director of the NASA Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership, internally known as APPEL, the agency’s education and training program in the fields of Project Management, Systems Engineering, Engineering, and Leadership Development.
Roger most recently is the author of the book, Lean Knowledge Management: How NASA Implemented a Practical KM Program, where he lays out the principles, tactics, and strategies he implemented at NASA during his tenure as the Chief Knowledge Officer.
Roger holds two Bachelors degrees, one in History from Georgetown University and one in Engineering from Cleveland State University. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Engineering from Cleveland State University.