Effective Date: March 29, 2019
Expiration Date: March 29, 2024
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a. This directive describes the responsibilities and requirements for creating, revising, reviewing, approving, publishing, and cancelling NASA directives and Agency-level charters.
b. This directive provides specific instructions pertaining to development, content, and processing of NASA directives and Agency-level charters.
a. This directive is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers (Agency-wide).
b. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms "may" denotes a discretionary privilege or permission, "can" denotes statements of possibility or capability, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
c. In this directive, "Agency-level directives" (e.g., NPDs, NPRs, and NIDs) refers to directives with Agency-wide applicability.
d. In this directive, "Center-level directives" (e.g., CPDs, CPRs, and CIDs) refers to directives with Center-specific applicability.
e. In this directive, "NASA directives" refers to both Agency-level and Center-level directives.
f. In this directive, "NASA Charters" (e.g., NCs) refers to those charters that govern Agency-level councils, boards, committees, panels, and working groups.
g. In this directive, "Center charters" refers to those charters that govern specific Center councils, boards, committees, panels, and working groups.
h. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.
i. This directive is applicable to NASA directives developed or revised after the effective date of this NPR.
NPD 1400.1, Documentation and Promulgation of Internal NASA Requirements and Charters.
a. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Management Program Requirements.
b. NPR 1450.10, NASA Correspondence Management and Communications Standards and Style.
c. NASA Form 422, Signature.
d. NHQ Form 117, Action Document Summary.
e. NHQ Form 184, NASA Directive Request Summary.
f. NHQ Form 279, Review Report/Additional Comments.
g. NHQ Form 280, Cancelled Directive(s).
h. NODIS Manual.
a. In order to determine if Responsible Offices follow the required processes specified in this NPR for Agency-level directives initiated or revised after the effective date of this NPR, MSD monitors the processing of each Agency-level directive through NODIS and the subsequent signature process to ensure that all process steps and requirements are completed correctly by all of the process participants. See Verification Matrix Table C-1 in Appendix C.
b. In order to determine if Responsible Offices prepare directives according to the requirements for the content and structure that are specified in this NPR for Agency-level directives initiated or revised after the effective date of this NPR, MSD reviews the contents of each Agency-level directive and verifies that content and structure requirements are corrected prior to the NODIS review. See Verification Matrix Tables C-2 and C-3 in Appendix C.
c. In order to determine if Centers follow content and structure, and process requirements of this NPR that are applicable to Centers for Center-level directives initiated or revised after the effective date of this NPR, CDs, or designees, determines and documents compliance by applying a verification approach that is tailored to meet the needs of the Center. MSD surveys the Centers and conducts spot-checks every five years to review Center documentation and implementation of Center-specific verification activity. See Verification Matrix Tables C-2 and C-3 in Appendix C.
d. In order to determine if MSD fulfills its responsibilities as specified within this NPR, internal and external auditors responsible for verifying Headquarters requirements and processes evaluate MSD's performance against the requirements contained within this NPR.
NPR 1400.1G, NASA Directives and Charters Procedural Requirements, dated July 10, 2015.
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