National Aeronautics and Space Administration August 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook-Resource Sharing Requirements
Document Number: 06-7362
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the NASA Grant Handbook section, ``Resource Sharing Requirements'' to add the word percent behind the blanks and add a place to identify the share dollars for the funding and non-cash contributions by both parties.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 06-55525
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E6-14173
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Release of Information to News and Information Media
Document Number: E6-13980
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is amending NASA regulations on release of information to news and information media. These amendments will establish NASA policy, responsibility, and procedure for providing information to news media on NASA activities.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-041, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Document Number: 06-7126
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capable products be included in information technology procurements to the maximum extent practicable.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-017, Requirement to Purchase Approved Authentication Products and Services
Document Number: 06-7088
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address the acquisition of products and services for personal identity verification that comply with requirements in Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, ``Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors,'' and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) 201, ``Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors''.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Astrophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E6-13804
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E6-13793
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Heliophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E6-13792
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E6-13791
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Centennial Challenges 2007 Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge
Document Number: E6-13499
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314)(d). The 2007 Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge is now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2007 Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge is a prize contest designed to promote the development of new technologies to excavate lunar regolith. The 2007 Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge is being administered for NASA by the California Space Education & Workforce Institute (CSEWI). Their Web site is: www.californiaspaceauthority.org/html/level-one/institute.htm l. The Centennial Challenges Web site is centennialchallenges.nasa.gov.
Centennial Challenges 2007 Astronaut Glove Challenge
Document Number: E6-13498
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314) (d). The 2007 Astronaut Glove Challenge registration is open for teams that wish to compete. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2007 Astronaut Glove Challenge is a prize contest designed to promote the development of glove joint technology, resulting in a highly dexterous and flexible glove that can be used by astronauts over long periods of time for space or planetary surface excursions. The 2007 Astronaut Glove Challenge is being administered for NASA by Volanz Aerospace/ Spaceflight America in a format that brings all competitors to a single location for a ``head to head'' competition. Each team will be required to perform a variety of tasks with their gloves and will be scored on the glove performance. The 2007 Astronaut Glove Challenge Web site is http://www.astronaut-glove.us. The Centennial Challenges Web site is http://centennialchallenges.nasa.gov.
Centennial Challenges 2006 Beam Power Challenge
Document Number: E6-13497
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314) (d). The 2006 Beam Power Challenge is now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2006 Beam Power Challenge is a prize contest designed to promote the development of new power distribution technologies. The 2006 Beam Power Challenge is being administered for NASA by the Spaceward Foundation. Their Web site is: http://www.spaceward.org. The Centennial Challenges Web site is http://centennialchallenges.nasa.gov.
Centennial Challenges 2006 Tether Challenge
Document Number: E6-13496
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314)(d). The 2006 Tether Challenge is now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2006 Tether Challenge is a prize contest designed to develop very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The 2006 Tether Challenge is being administered for NASA by the Spaceward Foundation. Their Web site is: http://www.spaceward.org. The Centennial Challenges Web site is centennialchallenges.nasa.gov.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E6-13308
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. patent 5,880,834, titled ``Convex Diffraction Grating Imaging Spectrometer,'' NASA case number NPO-19293 to ASE Optics, Inc., having its principal place of business in Rochester, New York. The fields of use may be limited to monitoring and control of manufacturing processes. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-13009
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration proposes to revise an existing system of records titled ''Security Records System'' (NASA 10SECR), last published on December 13, 1999, (64 FR 69556). This system of records is being revised to describe the additional types of information being collected by NASA required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors) and FIPS 201 (Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors). Additionally, this system of records is being revised to reflect that NASA now collects and maintains emergency contact information for employees and contractors in order for notification of an employee or contractor's next-of-kin in the event of a mishap involving the individual. The purposes of this system of records are to: 1. Document security violations and supervisory actions taken. 2. Ensure the safety and security of NASA facilities, systems, or information, and Agency occupants and users. 3. Notify an employee's next-of-kin or contractor in the event of a mishap involving the NASA or contractor employee. 4. Complete the NASA identity proofing and registration process. 5. Create data records in the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Identity Management System (IDMS). 6. Issue PIV cards to verify that individuals entering Federal facilities, using Federal information resources, or accessing classified information are authorized to do so. 7. Track and control issued PIV cards.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E6-12820
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, worldwide license to practice the invention described in Invention Disclosure KSC-12983 entitled ``Mercury Emission Control System'' to Phoenix Systems International, having its principal place of business in Pine Brook, New Jersey. The patent rights in this invention will be assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-12; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 06-6673
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-12 which amends the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-12 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /acquisition.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-014, Local Community Recovery Act of 2006
Document Number: 06-6672
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Local Community Recovery Act of 2006. The Local Community Recovery Act of 2006 amended the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize set-asides for major disaster or emergency assistance acquisitions to businesses that reside or primarily do business in the geographic area affected by the disaster or emergency.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-12; Introduction
Document Number: 06-6671
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-12. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far.
Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology (IT) Resources
Document Number: E6-12351
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is proposing to amend the clause at NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) 1852.204-76, Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources, to reflect the updated requirements of NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 2810, ``Security of Information Technology''. The NPR was recently revised to address increasing cyber threats and to ensure consistency with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), which requires agencies to protect information and information systems in a manner that is commensurate with the sensitivity of the information processed, transmitted, or stored.
NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E6-12259
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces an open meeting of the NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee.