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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 7120.8
Effective Date: February 05, 2008
Expiration Date: February 05, 2018
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY
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Subject: NASA Research and Technology Program and Project Management Requirements (w/change 3 dated 04/18/13)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Engineer


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Preface

P.1 Purpose

This document establishes the program and project management requirements by which NASA will formulate and execute research and technology (R&T), consistent with the governance model contained in NASA Policy Directive (NPD) 1000.0, NASA Strategic Management and Governance Handbook.

P.2 Applicability

a. This NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. This directive applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and contractors only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts.

b. This NPR applies to all current and future R&T managed or funded by NASA (excluding all NASA-funded programs, projects, and activities managed under NPR 7120.5, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements; NPR 7120.7, Institutional Infrastructure and Information Technology Program and Project Management Requirements; and investments funded with Center discretionary funds within Center General and Administrative (G&A)). R&T programs and projects shall be managed using NPR 7120.5 in lieu of this NPR when: (1) the R&T is directly funded by a space flight program/project; and (2) the space flight mission's success and schedule are directly tied to the success of the R&T. For existing R&T programs and projects, the requirements of this document are applicable to the program/project's extant phase as of the effective date of this NPR and to phases yet to be initiated.

c. In cases of any conflict between NPR 7120.5 and this NPR, NPR 7120.5 will take precedence. The NASA Associate Administrator (AA), Mission Directorate Associate Administrator (MDAA) or the Mission Support Office Director (MSOD) may direct the use of NPR 7120.5 in lieu of this NPR for any R&T investment.

d. In this NPR all manadatory actions (i.e requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall", the terms "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" doenotes a good practice and is recommend but not reuqired, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

P.3 Authority

a. The National Aeronautics and Space Act, as amended, 51 U.S.C. ยง 20113(a).

b. NPD 7120.4, NASA Engineering and Program/Project Management Policy.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Research Misconduct, 14 CFR Part 1275.
b. Unsolicited Proposals. 48 CFR, Federal Acquisition Regulation, Subpart 15.6.
c. NPD 1000.0, NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook.
d. NPD 1000.3, The NASA Organization.
e. NPD 1001.0, NASA Strategic Plan.
f. NPD 1200.1, NASA Internal Control.
g. NPD 2200.1, Management of NASA Scientific and Technical Information.
h NPD 7120.4, Program/Project Management.
i. NPD 7330.1, Approval Authorities for Facility Projects.
j. NPD 8820.2, Design and Construction of Facilities.
k. NPD 8900.5, NASA Health and Medical Policy for Human Space Flight Exploration.
l. NPR 1080.1, Requirements for the Conduct of NASA Research and Technology (R&T).
m. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules.
n. NPR 2200.2, Requirements for Documentation, Approval, and Dissemination of NASA Scientific and Technical Information.
o. NPR 2810.1, Security of Information Technology.
p. NPR 5100.4, Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NASA/FAR Supplement) [48 CFR 1800-1899].
q. NPR 5800.1, Grant And Cooperative Agreement Handbook (14 CFR 1260).
r. NPR 7120.5, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements.
s. NPR 7120.6, Lessons Learned Process.
t. NPR 7120.7, NASA Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program and Project Management Requirements.
u. NPR 7900.3, Aircraft Operations Management Manual.
v. NPR 8000.4, Agency Risk Management Procedural Requirements.
w. NPR 8580.1, NASA National Environmental Policy Act Management Requirements.
x. NPR 8820.2, Facility Project Requirements.
y. NASA Form (NF) 1739, Alternative Future Use (AFU) Questionnaire.
z. NASA/SP-2007-6105 , NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
aa. Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) or Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN). http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/nraguidebook/proposer2012.pdf

P.5 Measurement/Verification

Compliance with this document is verified through oversight by the governing Program Management Council (PMC) and NASA internal controls described in NPD 1200.1, NASA Internal Control and Accountability. Special audits are performed per NPD 1000.0, Strategic Management and Governance Handbook.

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 7120.8, NASA Research and Technology Program and Project Management Requirements, dated February 5, 2008.

REVALIDATED WITH CHANGE 2, FEBRUARY 25, 2013, ORIGINAL SIGNED BY:


/s/
Michael Ryschkewitsch
NASA Chief Engineer



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