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July 25-27, 2012
 

NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL
PUBLIC MEETING

July 25-27, 2012
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
GSFC Training Center, Building 1, Rooms E100D/E

Agenda

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

12:00 – 12:03 pm Call to Order, Announcements Ms. Diane Rausch, Executive Director
NASA Advisory Council, NASA HQ
12:03 – 12:10 pm Opening Remarks by Council Chair Dr. Steven W. Squyres,
Chair, NASA Advisory Council
12:10 – 12:30 pm Welcome to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Mr. Christopher Scolese, Director 
Goddard Space Flight Center

12:30 – 1:15 am Remarks by NASA Administrator

Mr. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
NASA Administrator

1:15 – 2:00 pm

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Overview and Budgetary Outlook

Dr. John Grunsfeld
Associate Administrator
Science Mission Directorate
NASA HQ

2:00 – 2:45 pm

James Webb Space Telescope Update;
NASA Office of Evaluation Overview
(Presentation provided upon request)

Mr. Geoffrey Yoder
JWST Program Director
Former Director, Office of Evaluation
NASA HQ
2:45 – 3:00 pm

Break
GSFC Training Center, Room E100B

 
3:00 – 4:00 pm

The President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative
(Presentation provided upon request)

Mr. Brian H. Nilsson
Director, Non-Proliferation – Export
Controls, National Security Staff  
The White House 
4:00 – 4:15 pm  Council Discussion  
4:15 – 4:30 pm Public Input  
4:30 pm Adjourn  


Thursday, July 26, 2012
9:00 – 9:02 am Call to Order, Announcements Ms. Diane Rausch, Executive Director
NASA Advisory Council, NASA HQ
9:02 – 9:10 am Remarks by Council Chair Dr. Steven W. Squyres,
Chair, NASA Advisory Council
9:10 – 10:00 am Aeronautics Committee Report
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Ms. Marion Blakey, Chair
10:00 – 10:45 am Technology and Innovation Committee Report
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Dr. William Ballhaus, Chair
10:45 – 11:00 am Break  
11:00 – 11:45 am Commercial Space Committee Report
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Ms. Patti Grace Smith, Chair
11:45 – 12:00 noon Council Discussion  
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 – 1:45 pm

NASA Early Career Scientist Presentation:
“DNA Building Blocks Can be Made in Space”
(Presentation provided upon request)

Dr. Michael P. Callahan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
1:45 – 2:30 pm Education and Public Outreach Committee Report
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Mr. Lars Perkins, Chair
2:30 – 3:15 pm Human Exploration and Operations Committee Report
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Mr. Richard Kohrs, Chair
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break  
3:30 – 4:15 pm IT Infrastructure Committee Report
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Dr. Larry Smarr, Chair
4:15 – 4:30 pm Public Input  
4:30 pm Adjourn  


Friday, July 27, 2012
9:00 – 9:02 am Call to Order, Announcements Ms. Diane Rausch, Executive Director
NASA Advisory Council, NASA HQ
9:02 – 9:10 am Remarks by Council Chair Dr. Steven W. Squyres,
Chair, NASA Advisory Council
9:10 – 10:00 pm Science Committee Report
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Dr. David McComas
(representing Dr. Wesley Huntress, Chair)
10:00 – 10:45 am Audit, Finance and Analysis Committee Report
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Mr. Robert Hanisee, Chair
10:45 – 11:00 am Break  
11:00 – 11:45 am Council Roundtable Discussion: Dr. Steven W. Squyres,
Chair, NASA Advisory Council
11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Public Input

 
12:00 pm Adjourn  

 

Meeting Minutes
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Final Recommendations
Recommendations from the NAC Chairman to the NASA Administrator
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NASA Responses
NASA Response to One Message
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NASA Response to Systems Integration
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NASA Response to Independent Assessment of Cross-Directorate Mars Exploration
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NASA Response to Export Control
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NASA Response to Space Basic research (Engineering Science) Program
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NASA Response to Workforce Skill Mix
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NASA Response to Elevation of Communications Coordinating Committee
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NASA Response to Education and Public Outreach Centers of Excellence
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NASA Response to New Telescope Assets
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