Be creative, think out of the box, develop a strategic plan and challenge your staff to be the best. Training is key, Quality is Gold and it makes all the difference in the world.
Being able to recognize those who do a good enough job for NASA that they are invited to work as a civil servant because they've earned the right to do so and become one of the family.
Worked for this employer for six months. Unfortunately, it wasn't the most pleasant experience. Facilities weren't up-to-date, technology used was average and projects worked were typical engineering problems, not cutting edge or challenging problems. If you are looking for an employment position working with cutting edge technologies or working with subjects at the top of the research community, this is not for you.