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NASA Technology Councils
NASA Technology Executive Council (NTEC)

The OCT Strategic Integration (SI) Office organizes and coordinates the NASA Technology Executive Council (NTEC) meetings, chaired by the NASA Chief Technologist. Council membership includes the Mission Directorate Associate Administrators (or their designees), and the NASA Chief Engineer (or designee). The function of NTEC is to perform Agency-level technology integration, coordination and strategic planning. NTEC will:
  1. Review, from an Agency perspective, the progress of each project level technology activity, against the baseline performance milestones, as assessed via the current Agency-level Baseline Performance Review (BPR) process.
  2. Assess the program level budget and schedule adequacy, of the Agency’s technology development activities to meet Agency strategic goals.
  3. Assess the Agency-level technology gaps, overlaps and synergies between the Agency’s technology programs.
  4. Assess the technology maturation progress against the Mission Directorate’s goals, objectives, missions and timelines, as well as the Agency technology roadmaps and strategic goals.
  5. Assess the balance and prioritization of the Agency’s technology investment portfolio.
  6. Develop and review decisional recommendations regarding the Agency’s technology investment plans.
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Center Technology Council (CTC)

The Center Technology Council (CTC) is organized and chaired by the Strategic Integration (SI) Office, under the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist. Council membership includes the Center Chief Technologist (CCT) from each NASA Center (including Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and a representative from OCE, and is observed by a representative from each Mission Directorate. The CTC will focus upon institutionally funded activities and development of OCT programs. The responsibilities of the CTC include:
  1. Assess the Agency technology roadmapping and technology prioritization activities from a bottoms-up, institutional perspective, and provide these assessments to NTEC.
  2. Provide NTEC with recommended changes in technology program scope, prioritization and roadmapping from the Centers perspective.
  3. Provide NTEC with “beyond-program” technology inputs for potential future development.
  4. Develop Center reports on the performance of the innovation and technology development activities at each Center.
  5. Identification of inter-center technology leveraging opportunities.
  6. Develop technology intelligence reports (i.e., have the function to look outside the walls of NASA for technology opportunities).
(Governance model approved in May 2010)

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