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2013 Sessions

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Erin Betts
Erin M. Betts
Propulsion Engineer
  Session 5: Cutting More than Metal: How New Technology and Flexible Engineering
Can Enable Affordable Space Missions

September 24, 2013

New technology is changing the way we do business at NASA. Enabled by a culture embracing innovation and flexibility that has a higher tolerance to risk, technology is impacting the entire product life cycle, from design and analysis, through production, verification, logistics and operations.  View more

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Charles Hunt
Analyst for NASA Headquarters, Cost Analyst Division
  Session 4: JCL Journey: A Look into NASA’s Joint Cost and Schedule Confidence Level Policy

August 15, 2013

NASA has been implementing Joint Cost and Schedule Confidence Level (JCL) since 2009. JCL policy, as written in NPR 7120.5E, states that projects are required to perform a JCL with the intent that they demonstrate a 70% probability that cost will be equal to or less than the targeted cost and schedule will be equal to or less than the targeted schedule date.  View more

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  Session 3: In the Driver's Seat: Program, Planning, and Control (PP&C)

July 10, 2013

Effective program, planning and control (PP&C) puts management in the driver's seat to successfully manage NASA's missions.  Having the right type and level of programmatic information is essential to sound decision making.  In an environment of constrained budgets, it is imperative to have accurate data and a skilled workforce without adding undue process and reporting requirements.  View more

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  Session 2: 10 Years and Counting - The NASA Engineering & Safety Center

June 6, 2013

The NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) was established in 2003 to address a concern raised by Admiral Gehman, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board Chairman, that NASA lacked a strong program-independent resource to provide programs an alternate perspective on difficult technical issues.  View more

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  Session 1: Working Knowledge at NASA

May 2, 2013

Knowledge is the coin of the realm at NASA. Like all large, knowledge-intensive organizations, the agency faces continuous challenges identifying, capturing, and sharing what it knows effectively. View more

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