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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