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.