The Resource Assessment of impediments to interagency collaboration on space and earth science missions, Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the Nacional Academies

Assessment of impediments to interagency collaboration on space and earth science missions, Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the Nacional Academies

Label
Assessment of impediments to interagency collaboration on space and earth science missions
Title
Assessment of impediments to interagency collaboration on space and earth science missions
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the Nacional Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Through an examination of case studies, agency briefings, and existing reports, and drawing on personal knowledge and direct experience, the Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions found that candidate projects for multiagency collaboration in the development and implementation of Earth-observing or space science missions are often intrinsically complex and, therefore costly, and that a multiagency approach to developing these missions typically results in additional complexity and cost. Advocates of collaboration have sometimes underestimated the difficulties and associated costs and risks of dividing responsibility and accountability between two or more partners; they also discount the possibility that collaboration will increase the risk in meeting performance objectives. This committee's principal recommendation is that agencies should conduct Earth and space science projects independently unless: It is judged that cooperation will result in significant added scientific value to the project over what could be achieved by a single agency alone; or unique capabilities reside within one agency that are necessary for the mission success of a project managed by another agency; or the project is intended to transfer from research to operations necessitating a change in responsibility from one agency to another during the project; or there are other compelling reasons to pursue collaboration, for example, a desire to build capacity at one of the cooperating agencies. Even when the total project cost may increase, parties may still find collaboration attractive if their share of a mission is more affordable than funding it alone. In these cases, alternatives to interdependent reliance on another government agency should be considered. For example, agencies may find that buying services from another agency or pursuing interagency coordination of spaceflight data collection is preferable to fully interdependent cooperation."--Publisher's descripiton
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
629.40973
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL521.312
LC item number
.A87 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Assessment of impediments to interagency collaboration on space and earth science missions, Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the Nacional Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acronyms
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Biographies of Committee Members and Staff
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • NASA Interagency Collaboration
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Appendixes
  • Statement of Task
  • Long-Term Sustained Observations for Climate
  • Characteristics of NASA's Recent Interagency Collaborations
Control code
ocn741680265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 67 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309163514
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35441896
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741680265
  • pebcs030916351X

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