Status Report

NASA Universe Exploration Strategic Roadmap Committee Charter

By SpaceRef Editor
January 25, 2005
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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
CHARTER OF THE
UNIVERSE EXPLORATION
STRATEGIC ROADDMAP COMMITTEE

ESTABLISHMENT AND AUTHORITY

The NASA Administrator hereby establishes the NASA Universe Exploration Strategic Roadmap Committee
(the “Committee”), having determined that it is in the public interest in connection with the
performance of Agency duties under the law, and with the concurrence of the General Services
Administration, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. §§ 1 et seq.

PURPOSE AND DUTIES

  1. The Committee shall draw on the expertise of its members and other sources to provide advice and
    recommendations to NASA on exploring our Universe to understand its origin, structure, evolution,
    and destiny. Recommendations, to be provided by the Committee, will help guide Agency program
    prioritization, budget formulation, facilities and human capital planning, and technology
    investment.
  2. The Committee shall function solely as an advisory body and will comply fully with the provisions
    of the FACA.
  3. The Committee reports to the Associate Deputy Administrator for Systems Integration (ADA-SI) and
    to the Administrator.

MEMBERSHIP

  1. The Committee Co-Chair(s) shall be appointed by the Administrator. The remaining Committee
    members shall be appointed by the ADA-SI. Membership will be selected to assure a balanced
    representation of expertise and points of view within the government, academia, and private industry
    in scientific and technological areas relevant to the Nation’s space policy.
  2. Members will be appointed for a 15-month term, renewable at the discretion of the ADA-SI.
    However, members serve at the discretion of the ADA-SI.

SUBCOMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES

Subcommittees and/or task forces may be established to conduct special studies requiring an effort
of limited duration. Such subcommittees and/or task forces will report their findings and
recommendations to the Committee. However, if the committee is terminated, all subcommittees and/or
task forces will terminate.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

  1. The committee will meet approximately three to four times during a 15-month period. Meetings
    will be open to the public unless it is determined that the meeting, or a portion of the meeting,
    shall be closed in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act, or that the meeting is not
    covered by FACA.
  2. The Executive Secretary of the Committee shall be appointed by the ADA-SI and shall serve as the
    Designated Federal Official.
  3. The Advanced Planning and Integration Office will provide staff support and operating funds for
    the Committee and is responsible for reporting requirements of section 6 (b) of the FACA.
  4. The operating costs for its expected duration of 15 months are estimated to be $400,000 including
    0.7 workyears of staff support.

DURATION

The Committee shall terminate 15 months from the date of this charter unless terminated before that
date or subsequently renewed by the NASA Administrator.

[Signed]

Sean O’Keefe

Administrator

12/23/04

Date

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