Effective Date: May 01, 2014
Expiration Date: June 01, 2023
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1.1.1 The Director of the Logistics Management Office shall provide overall functional leadership, guidance, direction, and management oversight for planning, implementing, and executing NASA transportation policies, guidelines, and performance standards at NASA Centers.
1.2.1 The Agency Transportation Manager shall:
a. Serve as the functional staff manager of NASA traffic and transportation programs.
b. Develop and issue policies, guidelines, plans, performance standards, and Agency-wide procedures relating to transportation management, including the following:
(1) Acquisition, use, and maintenance of equipment and facilities required in the execution of NASA transportation activities.
(2) Requirements for additional transportation services by common carrier, contractor, or others when required.
c. Conduct negotiations with common carriers and their associations and represent NASA in proceedings before transportation regulatory agencies, subject to the General Services Administration's (GSA's) concurrence.
d. Assist Project Managers (PMs), Contracting Officers (COs), and Center Transportation Officers (TOs)/ Traffic Managers (TMs) on NASA transportation activities that might generate any of the following:
(1) An unusually high volume of NASA traffic.
(2) Unusual transportation problems involving size, weight, sensitivity, or hazardous commodities.
(3) The need for specialized equipment or facilities.
e. Assist in the review of program and project transportation plans pursuant to Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) initiatives.
f. Interface on NASA transportation matters with other Government agencies, e.g., Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Transportation; the GSA; the Interstate Commerce Commission; and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC).
g. Negotiate operational responsibility for transportation projects in support of Agency goals.
h. Provide guidance to NASA Headquarters Offices and Centers relating to facilities and equipment necessary to support NASA transportation activities.
i. Oversee the implementation of Federal Management Regulations (FMR) and other regulatory requirements relating to transportation management.
j. Plan and implement activities necessary to oversee transportation management programs at NASA Centers.
1.3.1 Directors of NASA Centers shall appoint a qualified individual as the Center Transportation Officer or Traffic Manager (TO/TM) to supervise the administration and accomplishment of all traffic management functions, both commercial and Government, for which the Center has responsibility.
1.3.2 Directors of NASA Centers shall establish necessary internal policies and controls to ensure that the appointed TO/TM serves as a technical representative in procurements involving the acquisition of transportation assets.
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