Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
NASA provides this required information for a new system of records related to NASA's aeronautics scholarship program. The aeronautics scholarship program offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships for students pursuing degrees in aeronautics related disciplines to improve the future aerospace workforce. In part the collection of this data is congressionally mandated as stated in 42 U.S.C. 16741, Public Law 109-155, Title IV, 431, Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2927, NASA Aeronautics Scholarships (for graduate level scholarships), to better serve the aerospace community and the country in support of expanding the requirements of graduate masters level scholarships to include undergraduate, masters and doctoral level scholarships. The information provided will be used in the selection of students for the aeronautics scholarship program and for subsequent administration of the aeronautics scholarship program including the tracking of funding of the scholarships.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
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 a partially exclusive license to practice the inventions described and claimed in NASA Case Numbers LAR-15318-1 entitled ``Apparatus And Method For Measuring Strain In Bragg Gratings,'' U.S. Patent Number 5,798,521; LAR-15508-1 entitled ``Apparatus and Method for Measuring Strain in Optical Fibers Using Rayleigh Scatter,'' U.S. Patent Number 6,545,760; LAR-15934-1 entitled ``Edge Triggered Apparatus and Method for Measuring Strain In Bragg Gratings,'' U.S. Patent Number 6,566,648; LAR-16005-1 entitled ``High Precision Wavelength Monitor For Tunable Laser Systems,'' U.S. Patent Number 6,426,496; LAR-16005-1-EP entitled ``High Precision Solid State Wavelength Monitor for Tunable Laser Systems,'' Foreign Patent Number EP1311814B1; and LAR-16005-1-CA entitled ``High Precision Solid State Wavelength Monitor for Tunable Laser Systems,'' Foreign Patent Application Serial Number 2,420,299 to Luna Innovations Incorporated having its principal place of business in Roanoke, Virginia. The field of use may be limited to shape sensing in medical robotics. The patent rights have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition and Community Right-To-Know
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Federal acquisition and community right-to-know. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 56561, September 29, 2008. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Centennial Challenges 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2459f-1(d). The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges are 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 2009 Power Beaming Challenge is a prize contest designed to promote the development of new power distribution technologies. The 2009 Tether Challenge is a prize contest designed to develop very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The Spaceward Foundation is administering both Challenges for NASA.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
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)).