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NPR 8600.1
Effective Date: April 22, 2019
Expiration Date: April 22, 2024
Printable Format (PDF)

Subject: NASA Capability Portfolio Management Requirements

Responsible Office: Office of Strategic Infrastructure

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P.1 Purpose

This document establishes the Capability Portfolio Management (CPM) requirements by which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) establishes, strategically and centrally manages, and terminates capability portfolios (CPs) consistent with the governance model defined in NASA Policy Directive (NPD) 1000.0.

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 language applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, other contractors, recipients of grants, and cooperative agreements or other agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the applicable contracts, grants, or agreements.

b. This NPR applies to CPs approved by the Mission Support Council (MSC), whose charter is Section 6.4 of NPD 1000.3. The list of CPs is maintained by the Office of Strategic Infrastructure (OSI) Assistant Administrator and can be found under the “Other Policy Documents” tab in the NASA Online Directives Information System (NODIS) on the OSI menu at https://nodis-dms.gsfc.nasa.gov/NASA_Wide/restricted_directives/OSI_rep/OSI_list.cfm.

c. In this NPR, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term “shall.” The terms: “may” or “can” denote discretionary privilege or permission, “should” denotes a good practice and is recommended but not required, “will” denotes expected outcome, and “are/is” denotes descriptive material.

d. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.

P.3 Authority

a. National Aeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. § 20113(a).

b. NPD 8600.1, NASA Capability Portfolio Management.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. NPD 1000.0, NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook.

b. NPD 1000.3, The NASA Organization.

c. NPD 1001.0, NASA Strategic Plan.

d. NPD 2800.1, Managing Information Technology.

e. NPD 2810.1, NASA Information Security Policy.

f. NPR 1400.1, NASA Directives and Charters Procedural Requirements.

g. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Management Program Requirements.

h. NPR 7120.5, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements.

i. NPR 7120.7, NASA Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program and Project Management Requirements.

j. NPR 7120.8, NASA Research and Technology Program and Project Management Requirements.

k. NPR 8000.4, Agency Risk Management Procedural Requirements.

l. NPR 8800.15, Real Estate Management Program.

m. NPR 8820.2, Facility Project Requirements (FPR).

P.5 Measurement/Verification

Compliance with this NPR is verified through periodic benchmarks and assessments conducted under the authority of the OSI Assistant Administrator. Results from these benchmarks and assessments are communicated to the MSC, which ensures corrective actions are identified, implemented, and tracked to closure. The OSI Assistant Administrator has responsibility for regularly collecting and tracking measurement data on compliance.

P.6 Cancellation


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