E
NASA List of Competencies and Current Agency Population

TABLE E.1 Current Number of NASA Employees with Competency Specified

Competency

Count

Business Operations

1,439

Financial Operations

1,564

Institutional Operations and Support

660

Workforce Operations

298

Administrative Operations

1,243

Engineering and Science Support

976

Process Engineering

26

Systems Engineering

572

Test Engineering

187

Advanced Missions/Systems Concepts

151

Mission Analysis, Planning and Design

129

Acoustics

51

Aerodynamics

113

Aeroelasticity

18

Aerothermodynamics

38

Air Traffic Systems

36

Flight Dynamics

16

Simulation/Flight Research Systems

74

Aerospace Medicine

26

Bioengineering

8

Crew Systems and Aviation Operations

64

Extravehicular Activity Systems

68

Environmental Control and Life Support Systems

42

Habitability and Environmental Factors

25

Human Factors Research and Engineering

59

Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

37

Pyrotechnics

10

Computer Systems and Engineering

141

Data Systems and Technology

20

Intelligent/Adaptive Systems

78

Network Systems and Technology

224

Neural Networks and Systems

3



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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report E NASA List of Competencies and Current Agency Population TABLE E.1 Current Number of NASA Employees with Competency Specified Competency Count Business Operations 1,439 Financial Operations 1,564 Institutional Operations and Support 660 Workforce Operations 298 Administrative Operations 1,243 Engineering and Science Support 976 Process Engineering 26 Systems Engineering 572 Test Engineering 187 Advanced Missions/Systems Concepts 151 Mission Analysis, Planning and Design 129 Acoustics 51 Aerodynamics 113 Aeroelasticity 18 Aerothermodynamics 38 Air Traffic Systems 36 Flight Dynamics 16 Simulation/Flight Research Systems 74 Aerospace Medicine 26 Bioengineering 8 Crew Systems and Aviation Operations 64 Extravehicular Activity Systems 68 Environmental Control and Life Support Systems 42 Habitability and Environmental Factors 25 Human Factors Research and Engineering 59 Chemistry/Chemical Engineering 37 Pyrotechnics 10 Computer Systems and Engineering 141 Data Systems and Technology 20 Intelligent/Adaptive Systems 78 Network Systems and Technology 224 Neural Networks and Systems 3

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report Competency Count Robotics 44 Software Engineering 297 Imaging Analysis 6 Avionics 77 Electro-Mechanical Systems 49 Electrical and Electronic Systems 201 Flight and Ground Data Systems 194 Control Systems, Guidance and Navigation 146 Micro-Electromechanical Systems 13 Metrology and Calibration Competency 0 Advanced In-Space Propulsion 25 Airbreathing Propulsion 30 Combustion Science 29 Hypergolic Systems 3 Nuclear Engineering/Propulsion 3 Propulsion Systems and Testing 120 Power Systems 127 Rocket Propulsion 109 Sensors and Data Acquisition—Aeronautics 48 Electron Device Technology 19 Electromagnetics 57 Laser Technology 20 Management 2,078 Microwave Systems 14 Optical Systems 74 Remote Sensing Technologies 71 Analytical and Computational Structural Methods 36 Materials Science and Engineering 209 Mechanics and Durability 30 Mechanical Systems 181 Non-destructive Evaluation Sciences 37 Structural Dynamics 64 Thermal Structures 15 Cryogenics Engineering 49 Fluid Physics Systems 60 Thermal Systems 108 Advanced Analysis and Design Method Development 48 Advanced Measurement, Diagnostics, and Instrumentation 71

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report Competency Count Advanced Experimentation and Testing Technologies 125 Mathematical Modeling and Analysis 104 Nanoscience and Technology 13 Space Environments Science and Engineering 22 Advanced Technical Training Design 48 Mission Assurance 93 Mission Execution 490 Payload Integration 12 Weather Observation and Forecasting 6 Integrated Logistics Support 31 Program/Project Analysis 331 Technical Management 108 Quality Engineering and Assurance 230 Reliability and Maintainability Engineering and Assurance 37 Risk Management 15 Safety Engineering and Assurance 180 Software Assurance Engineering 19 Configuration Management 17 Program/Project Management 1,080 Astromaterials, Collections, Curation, and Analysis 5 Astrobiology 22 Astronomy and Astrophysics 106 Earth Atmosphere 123 Planetary Atmospheres 1 Planetary Science 67 Space Physics 74 Terrestrial and Planetary Environmental Science/Engineering 8 Biology and Biogeochemistry of Ecosystems 15 Earth Science Applications Research 37 Earth System Modeling 18 Geophysical/Geologic Science 10 Geospatial Science and Technologies 10 Hydrological Science 8 Oceanographic Science 12 Climate Change and Variability 4 Fundamental Physics 21 Icing Physics 9 Bioethics 1 Biomedical Research and Engineering 39 Biology 14