The Advisory Committee Management Division is responsible for providing management oversight of NASA’s five external Federal advisory committees, and ensuring that they operate in full compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Government in the Sunshine Act, and related Federal statutes, regulations, and policies. These five Federal advisory committees are:
- NASA Advisory Council
- Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
- National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board
- International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee
- International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory Advisory Committee
The division provides direct staff and administrative support for the two long-standing senior advisory committees to the NASA Administrator: the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) and the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP). It also serves as the designated Agency liaison with the Committee Management Secretariat of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). In addition, the division ensures that NASA advisory committee members and staff receive FACA training and that annual reports on NASA’s advisory committee operations are submitted to GSA.
With the establishment of NASA in 1958, the tradition of seeking independent judgment and guidance from scientific and technical experts in academia, industry, and other Government agencies started by NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), has continued up to the present day. For over 50 years, NASA has turned to accomplished citizens and world-class experts for independent insight, advice and recommendations on major programmatic and policy issues related to the U.S. civil space program. NASA has sponsored numerous Federal advisory committees covering the breadth and depth of Agency programs and activities, including aeronautics, space technology, space science, Earth science, human spaceflight, and exploration. These advisory committees are formally chartered under the law, have specific goals, objectives, and operating principles, have formally appointed members, and have specified durations for their work.
For further information or questions, contact P. Diane Rausch (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of the Advisory Committee Management Division.
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