1. NASA should continue to encourage program flexibility and experimentation, followed by evaluation of outcomes.28

    • NASA should develop an effective program for developing, deploying, and evaluating pilot initiatives.

    • NASA should explore how to increase the flexibility of projects, given changes in technology and information.

    • Guided by regular assessments of outcomes, NASA should expand the NASA Alliance for Small Business Opportunities (NASBO).

    • NASA should evaluate other agencies’ approaches to commercialization assistance and adopt the best approaches where applicable.


For the Committee’s formal recommendation, see Recommendation C in Chapter 2.

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