Uma Bruegman is the assistant general manager of the Strategic Assessments, Studies, and Projects (SASP) Division in the Civil Systems Group (CSG) at The Aerospace Corporation, where she is responsible for the leadership and management of independent technical and programmatic assessments conducted to inform senior leadership at federal agencies. Bruegman also leads Aerospace’s Space Safety Institute as well as the continued development and expansion of the company’s space traffic management offerings and independent safety assessment capabilities.
Bruegman joined Aerospace in 2011 as a senior project engineer in the NASA Programs Division (NPD), where she was responsible for supporting business and strategy development for the NASA enterprise, as well as managing relationships with new and emerging customers for NPD, and collecting market and customer intelligence. In 2015, she was promoted to systems director in CSG’s Systems Engineering and Technology (SE&T) line of business, where she managed a geographically distributed team and provided overall guidance and technical direction for various NASA, United States Geological Survey (USGS), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) programs. In 2018, Bruegman was promoted to principal director in the Strategic Assessments and Studies Division, where she managed programs and teams conducting independent assessments and strategic studies to inform key decisionmakers at federal agencies such as NASA, the National Science Foundation, and NOAA.
For 18 years before joining Aerospace, Bruegman owned and managed International Technology Management, Inc., a small business that provided systems engineering support to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Before that, she was the manager of Operations Research at Amtrak, managing the development of mathematical models for the company’s revenue management system.
Bruegman has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from the University of Mumbai, India, and an MBA from Miami University, Ohio.
Bruegman is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Women in Aerospace (WIA).