Effective Date: March 29, 2019
Expiration Date: March 29, 2024
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This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Procedural Requirements (NPR) document establishes requirements for conducting audits, reviews, and assessments to verify compliance with applicable NASA Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) requirements as required by NPD 1000.3, The NASA Organization and NPD 8700.1, NASA Policy for Safety and Mission Success in accordance with NPD 1210.2, NASA Surveys, Audits, and Reviews Policy.
a. This 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 (JPL), a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center, other contractors, recipients of grants, cooperative agreements, or other agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the applicable contracts, grants, or agreements.
b. This NPR applies to any NASA program, project, institution, operation, or facility that is responsible for the application or implementation of SMA requirements.
c. In this NPR, 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 a 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.
d. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.
a. NPD 1000.3, The NASA Organization
b. NPD 1210.2, NASA Surveys, Audits, and Reviews Policy
c. NPD 8700.1, NASA Policy for Safety and Mission Success
Verification of compliance with this NPR and effectiveness of this NPR at the Agency level is performed in conjunction with the NASA Internal Controls Program as defined in NPD 1200.1. Verification of compliance with this NPR and effectiveness of this NPR at NASA Centers, programs, and projects is based on the results of the SMA audits, reviews, and assessments performed. This includes adequate, timely, and effective response to action items, findings, and corrective action plans (CAPs), as well as tracking repeat findings and overall trends identified during SMA audits, reviews, and assessments.
a. NPR 8705.6C, Safety and Mission Assurance Audits, Reviews, and Assessments, dated January 09, 2017.
b. NRW 8705-40, Request for Requirement Waiver for NPR 8705.6B, Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Audits, Reviews, and Assessments, dated April 5, 2011.
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