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Melissa Motichek
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

October 9, 2003
RELEASE : 03-325
NASA Agrees To Information Exchange With Army Materiel Command
NASA's Office of Safety and Mission Assurance will begin to exchange information with the Army Materiel Command Quality Federation (AQF), under a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

The MOA is designed to facilitate communication and interaction between NASA and AQF. It is a reciprocal agreement that allows for an information flow between the two organizations on a range of safety-related issues. NASA and AQF will also jointly participate in work groups, studies, analysis, and supplier audit/assessment activities.

"This agreement with the Army Materiel Command gives NASA access to a unique set of resources that will go a long way toward enhancing our mission assurance programs," said NASA Associate Administrator for Safety and Mission Assurance Bryan O'Connor. He and Paul Chiodo of the AQF signed the MOA Wednesday at NASA Headquarters, Washington.

This MOA is the latest in a series of outcomes from information exchanges between NASA and other organizations managing high-risk operations. These results include two recent MOAs with other U.S. Department of Defense organizations.

Photographs of the MOA signing are available on the Internet at:

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