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Paper: The Changing Scene at NASA Headquarters
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 459
Authors: Howard, Sethanne
Abstract: As part of its on-going mission functions, NASA supports a large portion of the astrophysics community's data analysis. The immediate future contains many changes that offer us significant challenges. We describe here some of the changes at NASA Headquarters as well as the results from the recent Zero Base Review of NASA Centers. Among these changes are the reorganization at NASA Headquarters (and its dwindling staff), the definition of the new NASA enterprises, the mandate to outsource much of the NASA infrastructure, and the establishment of the space science data institute (and other institutes). These organizational changes carry with them the need to streamline the proposal and grant processes. We describe the new plans at NASA and their benefits to the astronomical data analysis community.
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