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NPD 1000.3E
Effective Date: April 15, 2015
Expiration Date: December 31, 2024

Subject: The NASA Organization w/Change 116

Responsible Office: Associate Administrator

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Table of Contents

Change Log


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1: General Provisions

1.1 Organizational Standards
1.2 Terms
1.3 Lines of Succession

Chapter 2: NASA Leadership and Organizational Structure

2.1 Office of the Administrator
2.2 The Official Agency-level Organizational Chart

Chapter 3: Charters for NASA Advisory and Governance Bodies

3.1 NASA Charters
3.2 Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Committees

Agency Governance Councils

3.3 Executive Council
3.4 Acquisition Strategy Council
3.5 Agency Program Management Council
3.6 Mission Support Council

Chapter 4: Mission Statements and Organizational Charts for Headquarters Offices

4.1 Roles and Responsibilities Common to Mission Directorate Associate Administrators
4.2 Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
4.3 Space Operations Mission Directorate
4.4 Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate
4.5 Science Mission Directorate
4.6 Space Technology Mission Directorate
4.7 Mission Support Directorate
4.8 Office of the Chief Financial Officer
4.9 Office of the Chief Information Officer
4.10 Office of the Chief Scientist
4.11 Office of the Chief Engineer
4.12 Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer
4.13 Office of Safety and Mission Assurance
4.14 Office of Communications
4.15 Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
4.16 Office of STEM Engagement
4.17 Office of the General Counsel
4.18 Office of International and Interagency Relations
4.19 Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
4.20 Office of Small Business Programs
4.21 Office of the Inspector General

Chapter 5: Mission Statements and Organizational Charts for Centers, NASA's Federally Funded Research and Development Center, and Technical and Service Support Centers

5.1 Roles and Responsibilities Common to Center Directors
5.2 Ames Research Center
5.3 Armstrong Flight Research Center
5.4 John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
5.5 Goddard Space Flight Center
5.6 Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
5.7 John F. Kennedy Space Center
5.8 Langley Research Center
5.9 George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
5.10 John C. Stennis Space Center
5.11 NASA Office of JPL Management and Oversight
5.12 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
5.13 NASA Engineering and Safety Center
5.14 NASA Shared Services Center
5.15 NASA Safety Center
5.16 Independent Verification and Validation Program

Chapter 6: Governance Attachments (NASA Access Only)

6.1 Decision Thresholds of the Agency Governance Councils
6.2 Center Roles
6.3 Approved Agency Governance Councils and Agency Level Boards
6.4 Participation of JPL in Agency Governance Councils

Chapter 7: The Organizational Change Process

7.1 Document Versioning
7.2 Responsibilities
7.3 Preparations for Submission of Reorg Packages
7.4 Packages Approved by the Headquarters OIC or Center Director
7.5 Change Package Review and Approval Process


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