Kennedy Space Center

Research and Program Management (R&PM) and
Center Full Cost Program Analyst

Ms. Lydia Del Rio is responsible for planning and managing R&PM for evaluating the effectiveness of its program efforts, and for the allocation of resources and funds utilization. She has specialized knowledge of resource management techniques and budget analysis, and related Agency and Center policies and procedures. She develops budget plans to ensure proper integration and coordination of all civil service pay, travel, and related requirements with the Chief Financial Office, Workforce and Diversity Management Office and other center project management staff. She integrates and assesses total KSC R&PM funding requirements.And she prepares and presents the Program Operating Plans (POP) to NASA Headquarters.

Additionally she is the Center’s full cost analyst. She coordinates, communicates, and documents all Agency team activities. Main responsibilities include, integration of full cost activities and development and application of Center General and Administration (G&A) to the full cost model. Consolidate and analyze Center-wide resource plans to properly implement full cost plans and support operational requirements. Use of her programmatic and analytical skills assist in developing quantitative and qualitative methods and development, operations and enhancements of automated resource planning and tracking systems to develop, assess and execute programmatic and institutional requirements. She serves as a resource focal point for monitoring and providing guidance concerning the proper establishment of job labor codes in conjunction with budget, project, and task requirements.

Ms. Lydia Del Rio is from Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. She has a BA in Accounting and Business Administration and a minor Economics from Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.


NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is located on the east coast of Florida approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami.

NASA KSC was named after Presiden John F. Kennedy. KSC has hosted millions of guests from around the world for more than 30 years — telling the story of how the United States built a space program that launched men to the moon, orbited satellites that have improved our lives, and sent probes into distant space to solve the mysteries of the cosmos.

For more information, visit NASA Kennedy Space Center home page.