NASA's five (5) currently chartered Federal advisory committees are listed below. The individual charters may be found at the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division's Web site athttp://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/acmd.html:
•NASA Advisory Council—The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Administrator on Agency programs, policies, plans, financial controls, and other matters pertinent to the Agency's responsibilities. The NAC consists of the Council and eight (8) Committees: Aeronautics; Audit, Finance and Analysis; Commercial Space; Education and Public Outreach; Human Exploration and Operations; Information Technology Infrastructure; Science; and Technology and Innovation. NOTE: All nominations for the NASA Advisory Council must indicate the specific entity of interest, i.e., either the Council or one of its eight (8) Committees.
•Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel—The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Administrator and the Congress on matters related to safety, and performs such other duties as the NASA Administrator may request.
•International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee—The ISS Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Associate Administrator for HumanExploration and Operations Mission Directorate on all aspects related to the safety and operational readiness of the ISS. It addresses additional issues and/or areas of interest identified by the NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
•International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory Advisory Committee—The ISS National Laboratory Advisory Committee monitors, assesses, and makes recommendations to the NASA Administrator regarding effective utilization of the ISS as a national laboratory and platform for research, and such other duties as the NASA Administrator may request.
•National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board—The National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board provides advice to the PNT Executive Committee (comprised of nine stakeholder Federal agencies, of which NASA is a member) on U.S. space-based PNT policy, planning, program management, and funding profiles in relation to the current state of national and international space-based PNT services.
Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer,National Aeronautics and Space Administration.