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NPR 7120.7A
Effective Date: August 17, 2020
Expiration Date: August 17, 2030
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Subject: NASA Information Technology Program and Project Management Requirements (Revalidated with Change 1)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Information Officer

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Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Background

a. The NASA CIO provides leadership, planning, policy direction, and oversight for the management of all NASA IT in accordance with public law including: 40 U.S.C. § 11101 and § 11103, Clinger-Cohen Act, 44 U.S.C. § 3541, Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), 44 U.S.C. 3601 et seq., E-Government Act, and 44 U.S.C. § 11319, et seq, the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). As such, the NASA CIO is the principal advisor to the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on matters pertaining to NASA's information and information systems, Enterprise Architecture (EA), cybersecurity, records management, and privacy.

b. The NASA CIO manages NASA's information and information systems as a joint responsibility with the NASA Centers, mission directorates, and institutional offices. The NASA CIO directs, manages, and provides policy guidance and oversight of all NASA IT efforts and operations.

c. Because of the unique nature of Federal and Agency IT requirements, all NASA IT systems development, implementation, and operation and maintenance will be integrated into a streamlined IT service line and project life cycle. This NPR provides the procedural requirements that are necessary for the secure, risk-based, and cost-controlled service line management, program management, and project management of NASA IT resources.

1.2 IT and Project Evaluation

a. The performance of IT programs and IT projects is evaluated throughout the NASA IT life-cycle phases. Evaluation includes the continual, independent (i.e., outside the advocacy chain of the service line or project) assessment and measurement of service lines' and projects' performance to ensure planning and execution is aligned with approved plans.

b. Evaluation will be compliant with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.

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