Philip C. Mazzella has been a Special Agent with the NASA Office of Inspector General, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, for 16 years. He primarily investigates complex procurement fraud, theft of government property, computer crimes or any other matter where NASA is a victim of fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement. Mr. Mazzella is a graduate ofthe Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Criminal Investigation Training Program and Office of Inspector General Training Programs.
Prior to working for the NASA OIG, Mr. Mazzella practiced law in PalmBeach Gardens, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in 1998, where he was captain of his division one collegiate tennis team. He also graduated from the University of Florida, Warrington School of Business, with a Master’s of Science in Management in 2001, as well as the University of Florida, Levin School of Law, with a Juris Doctor in 2002. In addition to serving as a Special Agent with the NASA OIG, he is currently a licensed attorney and a member of the Florida Bar.
Mr. Mazzella has been the recipient of the United States Attorney’s Award for Agent of the Year Economic Crimes Division, Tamp, FL; the Counsel for the Inspector General on Integrity and Efficiency Award (CIGIE), and the NASA OIG Agent of the year award, all related to his investigations on multi-million dollar procurement fraud schemes involving NASA’s Small Business Innovative Research Program. He is also an adjunct instructor and facilitator at the Inspector General Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. Mr. Mazzella’s hobbies include playing competitive tennis and competing in Ironman distance triathlons.