Brief Description: To respond full to the new National Space Policy and to ensure proper International, Intra-Agency and Inter-Agency collaboration focus and visibility, assign overall coordination reponsibility to the NASA Deputy Administrator for three significant focus areas: A) Industrial Base Management and Supply Chain Management; B) Inter-Agency Partnerships/Working Groups; and C) International Collaboration.
OPR: Deputy Administrator
Recommendation Details: Until recently, Administrators since 1958 have been advised on matters of policy by a staff office, planning board, or working group—all reporting to the Office of the Administrator. NASA is involved in numerous inter-Agency working groups with no principal Agency point of contact for integrating/managing Industrial Base, Supply Chain, and International Partner support to missions to realize alignment with National Space Policy and international commitments and the leveraged efficiency and assurance of strategic capacity. The Deputy Administrator, with support from the Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy Integration will now be the primary senior official responsible for these areas.