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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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Continuous Improvement of
NASA’s Innovation Ecosystem

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Robert Pool, Rapporteur

Planning Committee on the Continuous Improvement of
NASA’s Innovation Ecosystem—A Workshop and Meetings of Experts

Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
Space Studies Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF NASA’S INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM—A WORKSHOP AND MEETINGS OF EXPERTS

DANIEL L. DUMBACHER, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Chair

STEVEN J. BATTEL, NAE,1 Battel Engineering

MARTIN J. CURRAN, Corning, Inc.

JANICE L. FRASER, Bionic

LINDA A. HILL, Harvard University

FRED KENNEDY, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

ANNE S. MINER, University of Wisconsin, Madison

MONA M. VERNON,2 Fidelity Investments

DANIEL B. WARD, MITRE Corporation

Staff

SANDRA J. GRAHAM, Senior Program Officer, Study Director

SARAH C. BROTHERS, Associate Program Officer

DIONNA WISE, Program Coordinator

COLLEEN N. HARTMAN, Director, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and Space Studies Board (from August 2018)

MICHAEL H. MOLONEY, Director, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and Space Studies Board (until April 2018)

RICHARD ROWBERG, Interim Director, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and Space Studies Board (April through August 2018)

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Ms. Vernon was employed at Thomson Reuters Labs at the time of the workshop.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Continuous Improvement of NASA's Innovation Ecosystem: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25505.
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AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING BOARD

ALAN H. EPSTEIN, NAE,1 Pratt & Whitney, Chair

BRIAN M. ARGROW, University of Colorado, Boulder

STEVEN J. BATTEL, NAE, Battel Engineering

MEYER J. BENZAKEIN, NAE, Ohio State University

EILEEN M. COLLINS, Space Presentations, LLC

EDWARD F. CRAWLEY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MICHAEL P. DELANEY, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

KAREN FEIGH, Georgia Institute of Technology

ILAN KROO, NAE, Stanford University

ANDREW R. LACHER, MITRE Corporation

NICHOLAS D. LAPPOS, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company

MARK J. LEWIS, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute

VALERIE MANNING, Airbus

RICHARD McKINNEY, RWMcKinney, LLC

PAMELA A. MELROY, Melroy & Hollett Technology Partners, LLC

PARVIZ MOIN, NAS2/NAE, Stanford University

JOHN M. OLSON, Polaris Industries

ELLEN M. PAWLIKOWSKI, NAS, Independent Consultant

ROBIE I. SAMANTA ROY, Lockheed Martin Corporation

WANDA A. SIGUR, NAE, Independent Consultant

ALAN M. TITLE, NAS/NAE, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

DAVID M. VAN WIE, NAE, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

SHERRIE L. ZACHARIUS, Aerospace Corporation

Staff

COLLEEN N. HARTMAN, Director

TANJA PILZAK, Manager, Program Operations

CELESTE A. NAYLOR, Information Management Associate

MARGARET A. KNEMEYER, Financial Officer

RADAKA LIGHTFOOT, Financial Associate

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

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SPACE STUDIES BOARD

MARGARET G. KIVELSON, NAS,1 University of California, Los Angeles, Chair

JAMES H. CROCKER, NAE,2 Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Vice Chair

GREG P. ASNER, NAS, Carnegie Institution for Science

JEFF M. BINGHAM, Consultant

ADAM BURROWS, NAS, Princeton University

MARY LYNNE DITTMAR, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

JEFF DOZIER, University of California, Santa Barbara

JOSEPH FULLER, JR., Futron Corporation

SARAH GIBSON, National Center for Atmospheric Research

VICTORIA HAMILTON, Southwest Research Institute

ANTHONY C. JANETOS, Boston University

CHRYSSA KOUVELIOTOU, NAS, George Washington University

DENNIS P. LETTENMAIER, NAE, University of California, Los Angeles

ROSALY M. C. LOPES, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

STEPHEN J. MACKWELL, American Institute of Physics

DAVID J. McCOMAS, Princeton University

LARRY PAXTON, Johns Hopkins University

ELIOT QUATAERT, University of California, Berkeley

BARBARA SHERWOOD LOLLAR, University of Toronto

HARLAN E. SPENCE, University of New Hampshire

MARK H. THIEMENS, NAS, University of California, San Diego

ERIKA B. WAGNER, Blue Origin, LLC

PAUL D. WOOSTER, Space Exploration Technologies

EDWARD L. WRIGHT, NAS, University of California, Los Angeles

Staff

COLLEEN N. HARTMAN, Director

TANJA PILZAK, Manager, Program Operations

CELESTE A. NAYLOR, Information Management Associate

MARGARET A. KNEMEYER, Financial Officer

RADAKA LIGHTFOOT, Financial Associate

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1 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:

Steven J. Battel, NAE,1 Battel Engineering,

Michael Ku, Pfizer, Inc.,

Robie I. Samanta Roy, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and

Mona M. Vernon,2 Fidelity Investments.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Wesley L. Harris, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academies.

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Ms. Vernon was employed at Thomson Reuters Labs at the time of the workshop.

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On November 29-30, 2018, in Washington, D.C., the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held the Workshop on the Continuous Improvement of NASA’s Innovation Ecosystem. The workshop was requested by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of the Chief Technologist with the goal of identifying actionable and implementable initiatives that could build on NASA’s current innovation culture to reach a future state that will ensure the agency’s continued success in the evolving aerospace environment. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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