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MANAGING THE SPACE SCIENCES Contents Executive Summary 1 1 Introduction 5 General Background, 5 Task Group on Alternative Organizations, 7 Task Group on Research Prioritization, 7 Task Group on Technology, 7 2 Science at NASA 9 Rationale for NASA Science, 9 Management and Organization of Science and Technology at NASA, 11 The Budget for Space Science at NASA, 17 NASA Science Relationships, 21 How Others Manage Science and Associated Technology, 23 3 The Changing Environment for Science at NASA 27 Rationale for Space Science, 27 Budget Issues, 27 The Changing Character of Missions and Technology, 28 The Growth of Capabilities Outside of NASA, 30 Management Challenges, 31 4 Alternative Organizations: Analysis and Findings 32 Principles of Science Organization, 32 Management of the NASA Science Organization, 33 NASA Headquarters Science Organization, 35 NASA Center Science Organization, 39 Other Issues, 43 5 Research Prioritization: Analysis and Findings 48 Principles of Research Prioritization, 48 Prioritization of Science at NASA, 49 The Prioritization Process, 56 Summary of Prioritization Tasks, Tools, and Participants, 60
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MANAGING THE SPACE SCIENCES 6 Technology: Analysis and Findings 62 The New Relationship Between Technology and the Space Sciences, 62 Technology Planning, 64 Technology Development, 65 Technology Utilization, 68 Technology Budgets, 69 7 Collected Recommendations 70 Establishment of a “National Institute for Space Science,” 70 Role of the NASA Chief Scientist, 70 The Role of Headquarters, 72 NASA Field Center Issues, 72 The Science Prioritization Process, 74 Technology Planning and Implementation, 75 Appendixes A Requests for Study 79 B Statements of Task 81 C Relevant Recommendations of Previous Studies 84 D NASA Definitions of Program and Project 87 E NASA Roles and Responsibilities in the Science Programs 88 F Science Management in Other Institutions 91 G Request for Comments from the University Space Research Association Member Institutions 98 H Meetings and Guest Presenters 99 I Acronyms 102 J NASA Organization (May 1, 1995) 104