NSSDC Expects Privatization Recommendations Soon

Volume 11, Number 3, September 1995
By Joseph King
As of mid-September 1995 the detailed nature of "NSSDC privatization" was still being addressed within NASA. Most significantly, a NASA-wide committee under the leadership of Al Diaz of the Office of Space Science, chartered to assess and define the creation of primarily university-affiliated institutes to be formed from about a dozen science-oriented groups at many NASA field centers, has been addressing the possibility of privatizing the NSSDC in this institute context. Final recommendations of this committee are expected to be released by the end of September 1995. NSSDC will announce the committee's recommendations relevant to NSSDC in the on-line version of this newsletter as soon as available. These recommendations should decrease and may eliminate the uncertainties associated with "NSSDC privatization."

December 4, 1995: A draft version of the NASA Science Institute Plan is now available for a period of public comment. Access WWW URL http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/, then click on ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/oss/inst/.

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