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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Space Council Users’ Advisory GroupAgency NameNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2630
Original Establishment Date12/6/2017Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.nasa.gov/content/national-space-cou...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date12/6/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO/Executive Secretary
Date Of Renewal Charter12/4/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date12/4/2021Designated Federal Officer First Name*James
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Miller
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*NASA Authorization Act of 1991 (Public Law 101-611, Section 121), and Executive Order 13803 (6/30/17)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 358-4417
Effective Date Of Authority*6/30/2017Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 358-4297
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jj.miller@nasa.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The function of the UAG shall be to ensure that the interests of industry, non-Federal entities, and other persons involved in aeronautical and space activities are adequately represented by the National Space Council.
How is membership balanced?*The UAG membership is composed of representatives of industry, other non-Federal entities, and other recognizable groups of persons involved in aeronautical and space activities, as well as Special Government Employees who may be appointed as subject matter experts.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The UAG shall meet as frequently as needed, subject to the advance approval of the UAG Designated Federal Officer (DFO). It is estimated that the UAG will meet three times each year. The UAG shall from time to time, but not less that once per year, meet with the National Space Council. Special meetings of the UAG may be required and supported as needed.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The UAG is a unique body of nationally-recognized aerospace industry experts and leaders.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThe National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG) is a FACA advisory committee chartered by NASA on December 6, 2017; the UAG charter was renewed by NASA on December 4, 2019. NASA was requested by the White House to sponsor and manage the day-to-day operations of this committee. This committee was established pursuant to the NASA Authorization Act of 1991 (Public Law 101-611, Section 121), and Executive Order 13803, Section 6 ("Reviving the National Space Council") signed by the President on June 30, 2017. As such, the UAG is a non-discretionary statutory Federal advisory committee, and has no termination date.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe UAG work is in transition of being prepared and formally presented to the National Space Council, and thus is not yet in a position for an assessment of what Recommendations will be adopted/implemented yet, including affecting laws and/or regulations. A full update will be provided during the next reporting period.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe UAG work is in transition of being prepared and formally presented to the National Space Council, and thus is not yet in a position for an assessment of what Recommendations will be adopted/implemented yet, including impacts from costs saved. A full update will be provided during the next reporting period.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*4Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentDuring the 1st period of the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG) set up, much work went into structure, organizational set-up, and initial assessment of needs and focus prioritization. As such, the group is in the process of finalizing their work plan through subcommittee actions and has developed 4 primary Recommendations to be presented to the National Space Council. These are:

1. The NSpC should write a Space Policy Directive concerning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in the United States (U.S.) with the intent to prepare the future space industry workforce.

2. The NSpC should direct the UAG to define the scope of a study to be conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration, reviewing U.S. regulatory jurisdiction and governance (domestic) v. a goal of technology leadership across spectrum related technology sectors. The study should also address an assessment of the current U.S. governance model for spectrum v. alignment with multiple national technological leadership and capabilities priorities.

3. The NSpC should direct the UAG to develop a white paper, outlining and scoping a study of the means to establish and maintain a U.S. Strategic Space Propellant Reserve modeled on the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The white paper should identify variables important to establish reference requirements, such as: (a) the size and location of initial reserves needed to stimulate sufficient infrastructure to support an eventual $1T space economy; (b) technical means; (c) identification of markets that could be enabled; and (d) models for funding, and others. It is anticipated that a detailed study undertaken by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine would follow initial scoping by the UAG.

4. NASA should update their technology roadmap and brief the UAG in light of the Artemis and Moon and to Mars program, provide a briefing to the UAG and, if necessary, fund a brief external review.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe UAG work is in transition of being prepared and formally presented to the National Space Council, and thus is not yet in a position for an assessment of what Recommendations will be adopted/implemented yet. A full update will be provided during the next reporting period.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe UAG work is in transition of being prepared and formally presented to the National Space Council, and thus is not yet in a position for an assessment of what % of Recommendations will be adopted/implemented yet. A full update will be provided during the next reporting period.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentAccess to National Space Council UAG working information is always available through the NASA-hosted web site or through the NASA-designated DFO. Other methods of information dissemination will be examined in the coming year as more experience is gained.
Agency Feedback CommentThe UAG work is in transition of being prepared and formally presented to the National Space Council, and thus is not yet in a position for an assessment of what % of Recommendations will be adopted/implemented yet. A full update will be provided during the next reporting period.Narrative Description*The purpose of the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG) is to ensure that the interests of industry, other non-Federal entities, and other persons involved in aeronautical and space activities are adequately represented to the National Space Council. The UAG will provide advice and recommendations to the National Space Council rather than NASA directly. Therefore the Space Council will provide feedback as appropriate.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$144,392.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$144,392.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$12,863.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$12,863.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$10,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$12,642.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$12,642.00
Total Costs$179,897.00Est. Total Next FY*$179,897.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.35Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.35
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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033030National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group2018