National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Commercial Acquisitions
Document Number: 2022-20811
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-27
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding commercial acquisitions.
NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-20864
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Exemption of Certain Contracts From the Periodic Inflation Adjustments to the Acquisition-Related Thresholds
Document Number: 2022-20766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 that provides a statutory exception to the periodic inflation adjustments of acquisition-related thresholds for certain bond requirements.
NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-20806
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-08; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2022-20346
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DoD, GSA, and NASA. 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 the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2022-08, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2022-08, which precedes this document.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2022-20345
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to address an internal administrative action.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses
Document Number: 2022-20343
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the final rule published by the Small Business Administration implementing a section of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Update of Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program
Document Number: 2022-20342
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement changes to the Small Business Administration's regulations for the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program to reflect current policies, eliminate ambiguities, and reduce burdens on small businesses and procuring agencies.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Construction Contract Administration
Document Number: 2022-20341
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, to require agencies to provide a notice along with the solicitation to prospective bidders and offerors regarding definitization of requests for equitable adjustment related to change orders under construction contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Policy on Joint Ventures
Document Number: 2022-20340
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement statutory and regulatory changes regarding joint ventures made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its final rule published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016, and to clarify that 8(a) joint ventures are not certified into the 8(a) program. Additionally, the rule implements SBA's statutory and regulatory changes that eliminated SBA approval of joint venture agreements for competitive 8(a) awards.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-08; Introduction
Document Number: 2022-20339
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2022-08. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Removal of FAR Subpart 8.5, Acquisition of Helium
Document Number: 2022-19642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the statutory expiration of the Federal Helium System in accordance with the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 46 Requirements
Document Number: 2022-19806
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Federal Acquisition Regulation part 46 requirements.
Name of Information Collection: Financial Assistance Awards/Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2022-19587
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-12
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 public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-19486
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP).
NASA Advisory Council; STEM Engagement Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-18873
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Name of Information Collection: Identity Management System (IdMAX) for Personal Identity Validation (PIV) for Routine and Intermittent Access to NASA Facilities, Sites, and Information Systems
Document Number: 2022-18887
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
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.
Information Collection: The NASA Visitor Management System for Intermittent Access to NASA Hosted/Sponsored Events and Activities
Document Number: 2022-18886
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
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.
Name of Information Collection: NASA STEM Gateway (Universal Registration and Data Management System)
Document Number: 2022-18885
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
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.
Information Collection; Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles
Document Number: 2022-18889
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on an extension concerning contractor use of interagency fleet management system (IFMS) vehicles. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2023. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive, Co-Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2022-18793
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-31
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive patent license to practice the inventions described and claimed in the patents and/or patent applications listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Heliophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-18506
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-29
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Heliophysics Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Performance Review Board, Senior Executive Service (SES)
Document Number: 2022-17940
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects
Document Number: 2022-17067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement an Executive Order pertaining to project labor agreements in Federal construction projects.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-17521
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research, and technical information relevant to program planning.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-07; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2022-17071
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DoD, GSA, and NASA. 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 the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2022-07, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2022-07, which precedes this document.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2022-17070
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make needed editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-07; Introduction
Document Number: 2022-17069
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes technical amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2022-07. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2022-14615
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-08
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda is being published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. The Regulatory Secretariat Division has attempted to list all regulations pending at the time of publication, except for minor and routine or repetitive actions; however, unanticipated requirements may result in the issuance of regulations that are not included in this agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the dates shown. The public can comment on rules by visiting https://www.regulations.gov and following the instructions for submitting comments.
NASA Heliophysics Advisory Committee; Space Weather Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-16792
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-05
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Space Weather Council. The Space Weather Council is a subcommittee of the NASA Heliophysics Advisory Committee. The Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Heliophysics Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Name of Information Collection: NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and Related Voluntary Safety Reporting Systems
Document Number: 2022-16795
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-05
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.
Information Collection; Indirect Cost Rate Proposals, Payments to Small Business Subcontractors, and Bankruptcy Notifications
Document Number: 2022-06479
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision concerning indirect cost rate proposals, payments to small business subcontractors, and bankruptcy notifications. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through September 30, 2022. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Heliophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-06126
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Heliophysics Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Requirement for NASA Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women's Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms
Document Number: 2022-05954
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published a document in the Federal Register of February 23, 2022, concerning a request for public comment on new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial assistance to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, women's business enterprises or labor surplus area firms. The document contained an incorrect date.
Information Collection; Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 32 Requirements
Document Number: 2022-05894
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision concerning certain Federal Acquisition Regulation part 32 requirements. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through July 31, 2022. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Submission for OMB Review; Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 22 Labor Requirements
Document Number: 2022-05893
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding certain Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 22 labor requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; North Carolina Sales Tax Certification
Document Number: 2022-05694
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding North Carolina sales tax certification.
Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans
Document Number: 2022-05744
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding subcontracting plans.
Name of Information Collection: NASA Virtual Guest Watch Party Registration
Document Number: 2022-05358
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive, Co-Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2022-04916
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive patent license to practice the inventions described and claimed in the patents and/or patent applications listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive, Co-Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2022-04983
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive patent license to practice the inventions described and claimed in the patents and/or patent applications listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive, Co-Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2022-04856
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive patent license to practice the inventions described and claimed in the patents and/or patent applications listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Astronaut's System for Tracking and Requesting Appearances
Document Number: 2022-04853
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Amendments to the FAR Buy American Act Requirements
Document Number: 2022-04173
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement an Executive order addressing domestic preferences in Government procurement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-05; Introduction
Document Number: 2022-04179
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2022-05. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-05; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2022-04174
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DoD, GSA, and NASA. 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 the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2022-05, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2022-05, which precedes this document.
NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2022-04440
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. 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 Watts on the Moon Challenge Phase 2
Document Number: 2022-04010
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Phase 2 of the Watts on the Moon Challenge is open, and teams that wish to compete may now register. NASA seeks to stimulate research and technology solutions to support future missions and inspire new national aerospace capabilities through public prize competitions called Centennial Challenges. The Watts on the Moon Challenge is one such competition. Centennial Challenges are managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and are part of the Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing program within NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate at the agency's Headquarters in Washington. Phase 2 of the Watts on the Moon Challenge seeks to attract innovative engineering approaches to integrating power transmission and energy storage in order to enable missions operating in the extreme cold vacuum of the lunar surface. Phase 2 of the Watts on the Moon Challenge is a prize competition with a total prize purse of $4,500,000 USD, (four and a half million United States dollars) to be awarded to competitor teams that build and successfully demonstrate prototypes of novel technologies. Successful demonstrations from this challenge will complement ongoing NASA investments in lunar surface power generation. NASA is funding the prize purse and administration of the challenge competition. Any eligible individual or organization may participate in Phase 2. teams are not required to have participated in Phase 1.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Small Business Program Amendments
Document Number: 2022-03105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement several changes to the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations.
Requirement for NASA Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women's Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms
Document Number: 2022-03602
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Grants Policy and Compliance Branch (GPC) in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer is soliciting public comment on the Agency's proposed implementation of a new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial assistance to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, women's business enterprises or labor surplus area firms when the acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold. In response to the Executive Order regarding Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, NASA has been working to identify and address barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in taking advantage of procurement, contracting, or grant opportunities. To address these barriers, NASA has taken a few actions including proposing the term and condition described above. NASA is taking this action to ensure that entities funded by NASA are compliant with the procurement standards in the uniform guidance. NASA's expectation is that this action will result in an increase in contracting opportunities for small and/or minority businesses, women's business enterprises and labor surplus area firms that contract with NASA financial assistance recipients.