In March 2011, AST established the Office of Strategic Planning and the Office of the Chief Engineer within the Office of the Associate Administrator.
The Office of Strategic Operations directs AST activities in the areas of financial, information technology systems and business processes, and is responsible for resource management, administrative oversight of personnel management, and occupational health and safety. The director of Strategic Planning serves as the strategic planning advisor to the AST Associate Administrator and AST management team.
The Office of the Chief Engineer directs AST activities in the areas of technical oversight and research development for commercial space transportation licensing requirements. This office also conducts program management for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation and the Safety Management System.