Technology and Innovation|
Exemplary performance by an individual or group that results in
significant unique or innovative technical research concepts and
technologies that position ARMD, NASA, and the aeronautics community and
industry for success in addressing national challenges. This category
would also include test and evaluation contributions.
Leadership and Management Excellence
Exemplary performance by an individual in leading and managing people in
the formulation and accomplishment of disciplined research in the field
of aeronautics, demonstrating leadership qualities that invite
collaboration and foster dedication to team excellence. Leaders of
ARMD-related research activities take action to allow others to grow and
foster a sense of pride and accomplishment in achieving the mission of
Program and Mission Support
Exemplary performance by an individual or group to provide non-technical
mission support to aeronautics research programs, projects, and related
activities that significantly improves and streamlines the efficiency
and effectiveness of operations. This could be in functions typically
associated with the NASA Mission Support Directorate (procurement, HR,
policy/evaluation, etc.), or other support activities such as resources
management, IT, legal counsel, communications, education, legislative
affairs, administrative support, etc. These efforts enable the
successful completion and advancement of significant program goals that
otherwise may not have been achieved without such support.
High Potentials Award
Exemplary performance by an individual student, intern, or someone in
the first 5 years of their federal service career that have made
significant contributions to the advancement of aeronautics research and
that have clearly demonstrated high potential in their abilities and
skills in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.
They have actively and positively contributed to addressing technical
challenges and to the overall mission of NASA.
Exemplary performance by an individual to establish or strengthen
strategic partnerships with non-NASA entities which leverage emerging
capabilities within the U.S. and abroad to significantly impact and
advance the achievement of aeronautics research and development goals
and objectives, generate robust and timely knowledge transfer, and
strengthen trust and credibility with U.S. and foreign partners. For
example, these efforts could result in significantly increased quality
of NASA Research Announcements or other collaborative agreements.