Status Report

Minutes of Senior Staff and Center Directors’ Meeting 07-31-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
July 31, 2000
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The following documents the discussions addressed at the Senior Staff and
Center Directors’ Meeting on July 31, 2000. Mr. Goldin did not attend the
meeting. Action assignments have been placed in brackets [ ] for easy

1. AA Reports

B/Peterson: Mr. Peterson reported that with the completion of the first
round of the FY 2002 budget’s formulation, the forward work assignments
will be forwarded to the Enterprises and Functional Offices. The answers
will be required before the budget is submitted to the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB).

W/Gross: Ms. Gross reported that former employees of Johnson Controls
World Services, Inc., a former NASA prime contractor at SSC, pled guilty to
charges relative to misuse of industrial supplies for support of the SSC
facilities maintenance contract. One former employee pled guilty to
conspiracy to receive kickbacks for placing sales orders with another
subcontractor. The other pled guilty to stealing supplies. The
investigation was conducted by Special Agents of the NASA Office of
Inspector General, Office of Criminal Investigations, and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the NASA SSC Security Office.

L/Heffernan: Mr. Heffernan reported on the following: 1) Congress is in
recess until the first week of September. 2) The Authorization conference
agreement is not yet finalized, but is expected to be ready when Congress
returns. 3) The appropriations bill has not yet been considered by the
Senate VA, HUD subcommittee and has a long way to go.

R/Anderson: Mr. Anderson thanked those that supported the recent Oshkosh

K/Thomas: Mr. Thomas thanked those that supported the Semi-Annual Forum
for Small Businesses. It was a great success.

U/Olsen: Dr. Olsen reported that this month’s issue of Scientific American
contains a good popularized science article on Combustion Synthesis that
was written by one of the Microgravity Division Principal Investigators
from Notre Dame, Arvind Varma. In the article, he describes an
unconventional materials-processing method using combustion to yield
materials with improved properties. Access to low-gravity conditions
allows him to understand the detailed physics and chemistry of the process.

P/Wilhide: Ms. Wilhide reported that more than 110 television stations
carried news of the docking, including CNN, and the three network morning
news shows. NASA had 15,000 hits on the video streaming of the docking,
compared with 10,000 hits on the video streaming of the launch.

2. AC/Gen. Armstrong (Acting for Dr. Mulville)

Gen. Armstrong reported on the following: 1 ) The Program Management
Council will meet on Wednesday, August 2, for a Special Report on the VCL
(Vegetation Canopy Lidar), and for an independent assessment of the
X-38/CRV Maturity Gate Report. 2) He gave an update on the HQ Softball
Tournament: The Code M Team is the champion of this year’s Tournament. A
trophy was presented to Mr. Rothenberg at Friday’s Senior Management
Council meeting.

3. Center Reports

DFRC/Petersen: Mr. Petersen reported that DFRC’s Airborne Science Platform
aircraft are deploying on science campaigns this week. The DC-8 aircraft
is departing today on its PACRIM mission with a first leg to Tahiti. The
ER-2 aircraft will depart for Africa on August 5 on its SAFARI mission.

JSC/Abbey: Mr. Abbey reported that the Service Module is doing well and is
operating nominally on orbit. The Orbiter will be rolled to the Vehicle
Assembly Building next week in preparation for the launch of STS-106.

LaRC/Creedon: Mr. Creedon reported that LaRC’s Annual Small Disadvantaged
Business/University Opportunities Forum was held on July 20. There were
106 registered attendees representing 44 small businesses and 15
universities. Among the universities, there were three Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and five Tribal Colleges and
Universities (TCU’s). Three small businesses and three minority
institutions presented success stories. Mr. Terry Riley, Executive
Director, Hampton Roads Technology Council, was the keynote speaker.

MSFC/Griner: Ms. Griner reported on the following: 1) NASA’s Chief
Information Officer, Mr Lee Holcomb, is briefing the MSFC Project
Management Forum today. 2) NASA’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Kathie Olsen, is
visiting MSFC this week. 3) The Teachers of the Year are in Huntsville and
talking to managers and employees this week.

SSC/Craig: Mr. Craig reported on the following: 1) Eleven congressional
staffers are visiting SSC today for an overview of NASA/SSC activities.
SSC conducted the first time-certain propulsion test last week. This test
was open for public viewing, and over 2,000 visitors attended the test
firing. SSC plans to conduct a time-certain test on a monthly basis, so
that the public may view and experience a test firing.



Officials-in-Charge of NASA Headquarters Offices:
AA/Mr. Heffernan
AI/Dr. Mulville
AB/Ms. Tagg
AC/Gen. Armstrong
AE/Mr. Keegan
AJ/Mr. Tam
AM/Dr. Nicogossian
AS/Dr. Olsen
B/Mr. Holz
C/Mr. Christensen
E/Mr. Reese
F/Ms. Novak
G/Mr. Frankle
H/Mr. Luedtke
I/Mr. Schumacher
J/Mr. Sutton
K/Mr. Thomas
L/Mr. Heffernan
M/Mr. Rothenberg
P/Ms. Wilhide
Q/Mr. Gregory
R/Mr. Venneri
S/Dr. Weiler
U/Dr. Olsen (Acting)
W/Ms. Gross
Y/Dr. Asrar
Z/Ms. Garver
Directors, NASA Centers:
ARC/Dr. McDonald
DFRC/Mr. Petersen
GRC/Mr. Campbell
GSFC/Mr. Diaz
JSC/Mr. Abbey
KSC/Mr. Bridges
LaRC/Dr. Creedon
MSFC/Mr. Stephenson
SSC/Mr. Estess
Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
Dr. Stone

A/Ms. Stewart
AB/Ms. Saldana
AE/Ms. Moore
AI/Ms. Shaeffer
AI/Ms. Blinebury
AI/Ms. Soper
AJ/Ms. Bloxon
AO/Ms. Wissinger
AS/Ms. Simms
AC/Ms. Landrus
CIC/Ms. Grimes
CIC/Ms. Hoover
CIC/Ms. Coates
CIC/Ms. Fenner
CIC/Ms. Maynor
CIC/Ms. Doyle

SpaceRef staff editor.