NRC Release of NASA Strategic Directions Report, 11:30 am ET, DC
05-Dec-2012 through 05-Dec-2012
NOTE THE RELEASE TIME HAS CHANGED FROM 11:00 TO 11:30, AND A TELEPHONE NEWS BRIEFING HAS BEEN ADDED. The National Research Council (NRC) will release the report of its Committee on NASA's Strategic Direction at 11:30 am ET on December 5, 2012. The committee was created in response to language in the FY2012 appropriations bill that funds NASA. The Statement of Task asks for recommendations on how NASA could establish and communiciate a unified strategic direction for the agency. (It should not be confused with the NRC Committee on Human Spaceflight that has been tasked with making recommendations on priorities for the human spaceflight program specifically. That committee will hold its first meeting on December 19.)
Committee chair Al Carnesale will hold a one-hour telephone news briefing at 11:30 am ET. Information on how to participate in the telephone news briefing is in the NRC announcement, which is reproduced below.
NASA's Strategic Direction -- Telephone News Briefing Dec. 5
NASA's Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus, a new report from the National Research Council, assesses whether NASA's 2011 Strategic Plan remains viable and whether the agency's activities and organization efficiently and effectively support that direction. The report also recommends how NASA could establish and communicate a common, unifying vision for the agency's strategic direction that encompasses many varied missions.
Study committee chair Albert Carnesale, chancellor emeritus and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss the report's findings and recommendations during a one-hour telephone news briefing starting at 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Advance copies will be available to reporters starting at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 5. Reporters: To obtain an embargoed copy and call-in information for the telephone news briefing, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.