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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 7120.5E
Effective Date: August 14, 2012
Expiration Date: August 14, 2020
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY FOR NASA EMPLOYEES
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Subject: NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements (Updated w/Change 17)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Engineer


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Appendix E. Formulation Authorization Document Template

E.1 Program FAD Title Page

Figure E-1 Program Formulation Authorization Document Title Page

E.2 Project FAD Title Page

Figure E-2 Project Formulation Authorization Document Title Page

E.3 Program/Project FAD Template

[Program/Project Name] Formulation Authorization Document

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1.0 PURPOSE

Describe the purpose of the program/project, including a clear traceability from the goals and objectives in the Mission Directorate Strategies or Program Plan, as applicable. This need is independent of any particular technological solution and is stated in terms of functional capabilities.

2.0 AUTHORITY

Describe the NASA organizational structure for managing the Formulation process from the Mission Directorate Associate Administrator (MDAA) to the NASA Center program/project managers, as applicable. Include lines of authority, coordination, and reporting. For projects and single-project programs, the Formulation Authorization Agreement (FAD) provides the basis for the project's Formulation Agreement.

3.0 PROGRAM/PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Describe the level or scope of work, goals, and objectives to be accomplished in the Formulation Phase, Formulation cost targets and constraints, the time available, and any other constraints.

4.0 INTERNAL PARTICIPANTS

Identify Mission Directorates, Mission Support Offices, and Centers to be involved in the activity, their scope of work, and any known constraints related to their efforts (e.g., the program/project will be co-funded by a different Mission Directorate).

5.0 EXTERNAL PARTICIPANTS

Identify participation external to NASA to be involved in the activity, their scope of work, and any known constraints related to their efforts (e.g., the program/project will be co-funded by the external participant).

6.0 BUDGET AND COST ESTIMATE

Identify, by fiscal year, the funding that will be committed to the program/project during each year of project Formulation. If the Formulation period is less than five years, provide estimated annual costs through the next five years. For projects, provide an estimated life-cycle cost range that is consistent with this five-year cost runout.

7.0 SCHEDULE

For each project, provide the planned date for the completion of Phase A and estimated completion of Phase B. Provide an estimated date (or range) for the completion of project development. Specify the planned prime operations period.

8.0 LIFE-CYCLE REVIEWS

Specify the program and project life-cycle reviews (per figures 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, and 2-5 in

Chapter 2 of this NPR) that are required to be conducted during the Formulation Phase. Include any other requirements, e.g., the ASM, and any known unique considerations, e.g., international participation.



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