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Project Title: NASA's Strategic Direction

PIN: DEPS-DEPS-11-06         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:

Moloney, Michael

Subject/Focus Area:
Space and Aeronautics

NASA's Strategic Direction
August 6, 2012 - August 7, 2012
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Dwayne Day
Phone: 202-334-3011


Committee on NASA’s Strategic Direction

Planning Meeting
August 6-7, 2012
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA


Monday, August 6, 2012


9:00 am Room Opens (breakfast available in meeting room)

10:00 am Meeting Convenes
NASA’s Strategic Planning Rebecca Keiser, NASA HQ (Videocon)

10:30 am Break TBD

10:45 am FFRDCs Patricia Dehmer (Videocon)
Devon Streit (Videocon)
Department of Energy

11:15 am TBD TBD


12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm TBD TBD

4:45 pm TBD TBD

6:30 pm Committee Working Dinner, location TBD

8:00 pm Meeting adjourns

The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.
Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Last updated: July 30, 2012.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Albert Carnesale
Ann Karagozian
Michael Turner
Marcia Smith
Ron Sega
Jacques Blamont
Mark Lewis
John Brock
Robert Crippen
Mark Abbott
Joe Hezir

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Planning for next meeting, report preparation, additional speakers.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 14, 2012