GSFC Management Council Meeting Minutes 12 Feb 2001
Al Diaz is at HQ meeting with Y/Asrar and S/Weiler. He will travel to APL this afternoon for NEAR End-of-Mission event.
Bill Townsend and Mary Kicza are at HQ attending SWIFT Confirmation Review.
Wayne Boswell is preparing a list of actions from the Executive Council retreat.
The Von Braun Lecture is scheduled for 6/6/01 at the National Air and Space Museum.
Of the top 40 NASA news website stories, 25 percent of the stories were generated by GSFC.
Engineers Week is approaching. Will visit over 82 schools.
Maryland Science Center will host Shuttle crew event this week.
Will travel to JPL with Jim Jackson to discuss potential collaborations.
Black History Month Speaker, Cassie Alphonso, is scheduled for 2/15/01 in the Building 3 Auditorium.
Morgan State University activities are underway.
Have received final draft of Visiting Committee report. Report should be out this week.
Black Brandt launch from White Sands went well.
ULDB launch is awaiting window on Friday.
Franco Einaudi is attending HBCU’s meeting.
Delivery of second and third laser delivery for GLAS.
POP guidelines are in. They will be posted on Code 150 FTP site.
DNV ISO audit begins today. Will be at WFF today and Greenbelt the next 3 days.
Meetings were held at HQ regarding the program review process.
Attended Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel debrief with Mr. Goldin. Will send out recommendations and actions for GSFC.
The OIG has announced a new audit of NASA waste reduction activities to determine whether NASA is adequately complying with EO13101. Fieldwork will be
conducted at NASA HQ, KSC, MSFC, and WFF.
GSFC is in violation of our Title V permit under the Clean Air Act. We will self-disclose to EPA and the state. Are working this with Legal.
Have issued an announcement on our new communication services.
Briefed HQ/J/Sutton on the status of the CI Travel Services contract. Metrics indicate improvement, although some concerns remain and are being worked.
Ed Oliver is Acting Division Chief of the Logistics Management Division while Marilyn Tolliver is on leave.
GSFC’s 28th Annual Small Business Conference is scheduled fro 5/24/01.
The library is planning a 40th anniversary celebration on 5/2/01.
GAO notified NASA on 2/5/01 that they are initiating a review of USDA’s Graduate School at the request of the Chairman, Investigations and Oversight, House
Committee on Agriculture. GSFC will be involved with this review.
Applications for summer programs will start arriving soon.
Thanks for support on Diversity Dialog sessions.