1. the extent to which the new OSS approach addresses concerns expressed by Congress with regard to advanced technology development in support of NASA's science programs.

In addition, the study will recommend changes or new approaches NASA should consider to improve the efficacy of advanced technology development.

Schedule The study is planned as a fast-track effort with approximately two three-day meetings during a six-month period. NASA officials will be invited to give detailed briefings on the approaches and processes utilized by OSS in its technology development programs and on the relation of those programs to space science. The SSB and the ASEB will collaborate in identifying candidates for task group membership and will jointly staff the study. The product of the study will be a short report.

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