Robert Carter, Acting Chief, Office of Mission Assurance
Robert J. Carter is the Acting Associate Administrator for the Office of Mission Assurance at the U.S. General Services Administration. He was appointed August 1, 2013.
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. Mr. Carter is the designated senior official responsible for the implementation of national policies, practices and directives for continuity, disaster response, emergency management, resilience and preparedness, intelligence and security disciplines - including physical, personnel and cyber.
Mr. Carter has served in several key roles at GSA, most recently as Chief of Staff for the Office of Emergency Response and Recovery. During this time, he provided agency-wide operational coordination for response to Superstorm Sandy, the State of the Union Address, the Boston Marathon bombings and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
Prior to his arrival at GSA, Mr. 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.
Mr. Carter earned a master’s degree from American University in Washington, DC.