Welcome to NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility, home of NASA’s IV&V Program. Located in the heart of West Virginia's emerging technology sector, NASA's IV&V Program was established in 1993 as part of an Agency-wide strategy to provide the highest achievable levels of safety and cost-effectiveness for mission critical software. NASA's IV&V Program was founded under the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) as a direct result of recommendations made by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.
Since then, NASA's IV&V Program has experienced continual growth in personnel, projects, capabilities, and accomplishments. NASA IV&V efforts have contributed to NASA's improved safety record since the program's inception. Today, independent verification and validation is an Agency-level function, delegated from OSMA to Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and managed by NASA IV&V. The program's primary business, software IV&V, is sponsored by OSMA as a software assurance technology. Operating under GSFC, NASA IV&V is Code 180 (Center Director's direct report).
NASA's IV&V Program houses approximately 270 employees and leverages the expertise of in-house partners and contractors.