tectures (NRC, 2003). The establishment of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) is an example of federal efforts to change interagency relationships to improve change management in civil aviation.

The issues related to change management transcend NASA’s role as a single agency. The federal government should continue to support the work of the JPDO while conducting a high-level review of organizational options for ensuring U.S. leadership in civil aeronautics.1

REFERENCES

Maier, M. 2006. Architecting Principles for Systems-of-Systems. The Information Architects Cooperative (TiAC) White Paper Repository. Available online at <www.infoed.com/Open/PAPERS/systems.htm>.

National Research Council (NRC). 2003. Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation: A System in Peril. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. Available online at <http://fermat.nap.edu/catalog/10815.html>.

NRC. 2006. Aeronautics Innovation: NASA’s Challenges and Opportunities. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. Available online at <http://fermat.nap.edu/catalog/11645.html>.

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A more detailed assessment of the management and organizational issues associated with NASA aeronautics R&T appears in another recent report, Aeronautics Innovation: NASA’s Challenges and Opportunities (NRC, 2006).



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