GSFC Management Council Meeting Minutes 5 Feb 2001
The Executive Council Retreat is scheduled for this afternoon, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the University of MD.
Attended press conference at JPL on Thursday announcing the selection of Dr. Elachi as new Director. Will be meeting with Dr. Elachi and HQS/Weiler in
late-February. Executive Council will meet with JPL senior management in March.
100/Townsend QED’s were held last week and went well.
EOS meeting with TRW/JoAnn McGuire is scheduled for Thursday.
Pre-Swift Confirmation Review is scheduled for Thursday with Al Diaz.
Jim Hanson was awarded one of six awards from the Heinz Foundation for his research on global warming.
Code 588 hosted a meeting with local universities to build up enterprises for collaborative work.
EO-1 — have worked issue with X-band anomaly. Are preparing final report.
Continue to work issue with AQUA. Report should be out in a couple weeks.
EO-1 is now 100 percent operational.
EUVE is in safemode.
HST will receive the 2001 Space Foundation Achievement Award in April.
TopHAT Long Duration Balloon was a successful mission. Was in the air 644 hours. Recovered hard drive with scientific data.
ULDB launch out of Australia is awaiting second window later this week.
Attended EOS Investigators Working Group meeting in Florida last week. Meeting was well attended.
Reminder that anyone with information concerning vacuum chambers obtained by Goddard and manufactured by Chicago Bridge & Iron or Pitt-Des Moines, Inc.
should contact Larry. (Reference email message forwarded on 1/31/01.)
Meeting with HQ/Keegan and Figueroa this week on Technical Review process. Meeting with HQ/M/Spearing and HQ/Y/Luther will follow.
Alison is attending the funeral services for Linda Washko. Linda was a Code 220 employee who died last week.
GAO has initiated a review of Siting of Federal Facilities at the request of Senator Dorgan. At NASA, GAO plans to survey one or more recent site acquisitions
OIG is starting a second review at GSFC of UNIX operating system controls. They have selected two Cray Vector Supercomputers for audit from Code 930.
The OIG reports that a former GSFC employee was named in an indictment and charged with embezzlement and theft of public money.
The Technical Requirements Document for the Advanced Baseline sounder, a joint NASA/NOAA effort, was posted on 1/26/01. Comments are due by 2/7/01.
The draft RFP for Library Services was released on 2/2/01. Comments are due by 2/16/01.
The HQ Code H Procurement Management Survey outbriefing was held on 2/12/01. In general, the results were positive. A few elements were noted for
Have decided on an 18-month follow-on to ODIN delivery order. Changes will be made to the current delivery order, and service will be improved.
Much interest was expressed at the meeting with Code 588 and universities.
Hiring control situation is unchanged.
Diversity Dialog sessions begin this week. Please remind nominees to attend their sessions.