|NASA and the Missile Defense Agency Signing Ceremony||
NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency have agreed to exchange best practices affecting safety and mission success. The signing ceremony for the formal agreement took place on Tuesday, September 30 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. |
Under the agreement, NASA and Missile Defense Agency will exchange information about safety and quality methodology and participate jointly in work groups, studies, analysis, and supplier audit/assessment activities. The agencies also agreed to share relevant documents, data and information about topics such as mission assurance practices, the status of risks in parts and materiel supply chains.
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Image left: NASA Associate Administrator for Safety and Mission Assurance Bryan O'Connor signs a Memorandum of Agreement along with Randy Stone, his counterpart from the Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency. The MOA allows the two organizations to collaborate on crucial matters affecting safety and mission success. Photo credit: NASA JSC/Mike Gentry.
Image left: NASA Associate Administrator for Safety and Mission Assurance Bryan O'Connor shakes hands with Randy Stone of the Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday, September 30 at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. The two agencies have agreed to exchange information on safety issues. Photo credit: NASA JSC/Mike Gentry.