Associate Administrator, Office of Mission Assurance
Robert J. Carter
Robert J. Carter is the Associate Administrator for the Office of Mission Assurance at the U.S. General Services Administration, effective December 28, 2014.
In this role, he is responsible for organizing national resources into a centralized office which provides direct support to first responders, emergency workers and recovery teams during presidentially-declared disasters and continuity of government events across the United States. He is the Designated Senior Official responsible for the implementation of national policies, practices and directives for continuity of government, disaster response, emergency management, resilience and preparedness, intelligence and various security disciplines including personnel and physical.
Additionally, he has been designated GSA’s Continuity Coordinator and oversees continuity functions in alignment with Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40) as well as GSA’s ability to continuously perform its essential functions during disasters or incidents that threaten to disrupt normal operations, including: natural, man-made, and technological emergencies.
Prior to his arrival at GSA, Carter was Chief of Training for the Law Enforcement and Force Protection Division within the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. In addition, his career also includes 23 years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department where he served as the Executive Officer and retired as Assistant Chief of Police.
He earned a master’s degree from American University in Washington, DC.