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NASA - 24628 - Universe Exploration Strategic Roadmap Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameUniverse Exploration Strategic Roadmap CommitteeAgency NameNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Fiscal Year2005Committee Number24628
Original Establishment Date4/24/1997Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/28/2005Committee URL 
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date12/23/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter12/23/2006Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Michael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityNASA Administrator Letter to Congress, 4/28/05Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Salamon
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 85-568, As Amended, Section 203 (c)(7)Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-358-0441
Effective Date Of Authority*4/24/1997Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee met and determined the optimal suite of space missions to address the science goals called out in the NASA Strategic Goal 8, Understand the Origin, Structure, Evolution and Destiny of the Universe. The Roadmap covered: (1) the connection between the science goals and the science investigations required to meet these goals; and (2) a timeline for implementation of the mission suite that meets anticipated agency resources.
How is membership balanced?*The membership was balanced among academic, industry, and Federal government members. The academic members were chosen to provide scientific expertise across the full scope of the strategic goal and to fairly represent the various science communities involved in the science goals of this Roadmap. The industry members provided unique insight from the aerospace industry on technical and implementation issues. The federal agency members were drawn from NASA, the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation so as to facilitate interagency cooperation on achieving science goals common within these agencies.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*There were four meetings, one of them being a one-day teleconference.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Advisory input to NASA was required to provide a comprehensive, implementable Strategic Roadmap that addresses the science requirements dictated by the Strategic Goal.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThis committee was terminated at the direction of the NASA Administrator.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe single recommendation takes its form as a space mission suite roadmap timeline, in which all the missions required to satisfy the science goals are specifed and sequenced.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*5.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentBy its nature, the recommendations of this committee are given as a single Roadmap document which lists the recommended space missions and their timeline. Since this Roadmap extends out to the 2030 time frame and beyond, only a small fraction of the elements of the recommendation have been currently satisfied.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentMost of the recommended missions have not yet been initiated or flown.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*NASA's mission is to understand and protect our home planet, to explore the universe and search for life, and to inspire the next generation of explorers. This mission reflects the goals of the President's Vision for Space Exploration. The committee obtains broadly based expert advice to support the Agency's development of a strategic plan for implementation of NASA's mission and the Vision. Specifically, this committee provides a Roadmap report for meeting the Agency Strategic Goal of understanding the origin, structure, evolution and destiny of the universe.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$72,555.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$143,252.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$14,059.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$94,611.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$324,477.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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