NASA's Strategic Management System enables the Agency to establish strategy, make decisions, allocate resources, and manage programs safely, effectively, and efficiently—in ways that are consistent with NASA's strategic plans and performance plans. The purpose of this directive is to document that system. This directive includes:
a. Strategic planning
b. Implementation
c. Performance evaluation
This directive also describes the strategic management roles and relationships of NASA's various organizational elements, from the Administrator to all NASA employees. NASA's Strategic Enterprises, Agencywide Functional Offices, and Crosscutting Processes are the framework for NASA's Strategic Management System.






This NPG applies to NASA Headquarters and the NASA Centers, including Component Facilities, and to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as provided in the contract.



Descriptions of policies, authorities, roles, and responsibilities for strategic management in this NPG supplement NPG 1000.3, "The NASA Organization."



Descriptions of Agency-level policies, processes, procedures, and guidelines specific to organizational activities and more detailed elements of strategic management are documented in the NASA directives system, Center-specific documentation, and the ISO 9000 documentation for NASA Headquarters and Centers. A description of the directives system can be found in NPD 1400.1, "NASA Directives System," and NPG 1400.2, "NASA Directives System Procedures and Guidelines."


P.3 Authority

42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1), Section 203(c)(1), of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended



a. 31 U.S.C. 1101-1119, 9703-9704, the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, as amended
b. 31 U.S.C. 501-506, 901-903, 3511, et seq., the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as amended
c. 40 U.S.C. 1401, et seq., the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (Section 808 of Public Law (P.L.) 104-208, renaming, in pertinent part, the Information Technology Management Reform Act (Division E of P.L. 104-106))
d. NPD 1000.1, NASA Strategic Plan
e. NPD 1080.1, NASA Generate Knowledge (GK) Process for Programs and Projects
f. NPG 1080.x, Guidelines for the Generate Knowledge Process for Programs and Projects
g. NPD 1090.x, NASA Communicate Knowledge Process for Programs and Projects
h. NPG 1090.x, Communicating NASA's Knowledge from Programs and Projects
i. NPG 1000.3, The NASA Organization
j. NPD 1400.1, NASA Directives System
k. NPG 1400.1, NASA Directives System Procedures and Guidelines
l. NPD 8700.1, NASA Policy for Safety and Mission Success
m. NPD 7120.4, Program/Project Management
n. NPG 7120.5A, NASA Program and Project Management Processes and Requirements
o. NPD 8730.3, NASA Quality Management System Policy (ISO 9000)
p. NPD 9800.1, NASA Office of Inspector General Programs




NASA Strategic Management Handbook (October 1996)

[Signed 1-19-00]

Daniel S. Goldin




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