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Subpart 1-Introduction

Sec. 1201.100 Creation and Authority. 1201.101 Purpose. 1201.102 Functions. 1201.103 Administration.

Subpart 2—Organization 1201.200 General.

Subpart 3—Boards and Committees 1201.300 Boards and Committees.

Subpart 4—General Information 1201.400 NASA Procurement Program. 1201.401 Special Document Depositories. 1201.402 NASA Industrial Applications

AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended.

SOURCE: 42 FR 12169, Mar. 3, 1977, unless otherwise noted.

8 1201.102 Functions.

In order to carry out the purposes of the Act, NASA is authorized to conduct research into the problems of flight within and outside the earth's atmosphere; to develop, construct, test, and operate aeronautical and space vehicles for research purposes; and to perform such other activities as may be required for the exploration of space. The term “aeronautical and space vehicles” means aircraft, missiles, satellites, and other space vehi. cles, together with related equipment, devices, components, and parts. 8 1201.103 Administration.

(a) NASA is headed by an Administrator, who is appointed from civilian life by the President by and with the consent of the Senate. The Administrator is responsible, under the supervision and direction of the President, for exercising all powers and discharging all duties of NASA and has authority and control over all personnel and activities of the agency.

(b) The Deputy Administrator of NASA is also appointed by the Presi. dent from civilian life by and with the consent of the Senate. The Deputy Administrator acts with or for the Administrator within the full scope of the Administrator's responsibilities. In the Administrator's absence, the Deputy Administrator serves as Acting Administrator. [42 FR 12169, Mar. 3, 1977, as amended at 43 FR 29556, July 10, 1978)

Subpart 1-Introduction

§ 1201.100 Creation and Authority.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 426, 42 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), as amended (hereafter called the “Act”).

Subpart 2-Organization

$ 1201.101 Purpose.

It is the purpose of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the act to carry out the declared policy of the United States that aeronautical and space activities sponsored by the United States shall be the responsibility of, shall be directed by, and shall be under the control of a ci. vilian agency, except to the extent that aeronautical and space activities are determined by the President to be peculiar to or primarily associated with the development of weapons systems, military operations, or the defense of the United States, which activities shall be the responsibility of the Department of Defense.

8 1201.200 General.

Responsibility for overall planning, coordination, and control of NASA programs is vested in NASA Headquarters, located in Washington, D.C. Directors of NASA field installations and other component installations are responsible for execution of NASA's programs, largely through contracts with research, development, and manufacturing enterprises. Certain types of research and development activities are conducted at NASA field installations and other component installations by Government-employed scientists, engi. neers, and technicians. NASA's basic

organization consists of the headquar ters, ten field installations, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (a Govern ment-owned, contractor-operated facility), and several component installations which report to heads of field installations. The NASA field installations are as follows:

(1) Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. 94035.

(2) Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. 93523.

(3) Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. 20771.

(4) John F. Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Fla. 32899.

(5) Langley Research Center, Langley Sta. tion, Hampton, Va. 23665.

(6) Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135.

(7) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Tex. 77058.

(8) George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Ala. 35812.

(9) Wallops Station, Wallops Island, Va. 23337.

(10) National Space Technology Laboratories, NSTL Station, Miss. 39520.

For more detailed description of the organization and functions of the headquarters and field installations, see the “U.S. Government Manual." (42 FR 12169, Mar. 3, 1977, as amended at 43 FR 29556, July 10, 1078)

inspection and for purchase from the Recorder of the Board at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Decisions and orders issued after July 4, 1967, are available for inspection and for purchase at NASA information centers. An Index/Digest of Decisions is issued periodically with supplements published as appropriate. These are available for inspection or purchase at the NASA Information Centers (see Subpart 4 of Part 1206 of this chapter) and from the Recorder of the NASA Board of Contract Appeals.

(b) Contract Adjustment Board. (1) The function of the Board is to consider and dispose of requests by NASA contractors for extraordinary contractual adjustments pursuant to Pub. L. 85-804 (50 U.S.C. 1431-35) and Executive Order 10789 dated November 14, 1958 (23 FR 8397).

(2) The charter of the Board is set forth at Subpart 3 of Part 1209 of this chapter. The Board's rules of procedure are set forth at 41 CFR Chapter 18, Part 18-17.

(3) Indexes of and texts of decisions of the Board are available for inspection and for purchase from the Chairperson of the Board, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C. 20546, and from the NASA Information Centers.

(c) Inventions and Contributions Board. (1) The function of the Board is to consider and recommend to the Administrator the action to be taken with respect to:

(i) Petitions for waiver of rights to any invention or class of inventions made during the performance of NASA contracts,

(ii) Applications for licenses under NASA-owned patents and patent applications, and

(iii) Applications for award for scientific and technical contributions determined to have significant value in the conduct of aeronautical and space activities, pursuant to the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2457 (f) and (g), 2458), and the Government Employees Incentive Awards Act (5 U.S.C. 212123), respectively.

(2) The charter of the Board is set forth at Subpart 4 of Part 1209 of this chapter, The Board's rules of proce

Subpart 3—Boards and Committees $ 1201.300 Boards and Committees.

Various boards and committees have been established as part of the permanent organization structure of NASA. These include:

(a) Board of Contract Appeals. (1) The function of the Board is to adjudicate appeals arising from final deci. sion by NASA contracting officers pursuant to the Disputes Clause of NASA contracts.

(2) The charter of the Board is set forth in Subpart 1 of Part 1209 of this chapter. The Board's rules of procedure are set forth in 14 CFR Part 1241.

(3) The texts of decisions of the Board are published by Commerce Clearing House, Inc., in Board of Contract Appeals Decisions, and are hereby incorporated by reference. All decisions and orders are available for

dure are set forth at 14 CFR Parts D.C. 20402, on an annual subscription 1240 and 1245.

basis. (3) The texts of key decisions and an

[42 FR 12169, Mar. 30, 1977, as amended at index of all decisions of the Board on

43 FR 29556, July 10, 1978) requests for waiver are published in Petitions for Patent Waiver (NASA $ 1201.401 Special Document Depositories. Handbook, NHB 5500.1) and are

NASA distributes its technical docuhereby incorporated by reference.

ments and bibliographic tools in 11 These are available for inspection and special regional libraries located in the for purchase at NASA Information organizations listed below. Each liCenters.

brary is prepared to furnish the public [42 FR 12169, Mar. 3, 1977, as amended at such services as reference assistance, 43 FR 29556, July 10, 1978)

interlibrary loans, photocopy service,

and assistance in obtaining copies of Subpart 4-General Information

NASA documents for retention.

California: University of California Library, 8 1201.400 NASA Procurement Program. Berkeley.

Colorado: University of Colorado Libraries, (a) The Office of Procurement, Boulder. headed by the Director of Procure

District of Columbia: Library of Congress.

Georgia: Georgia Institute of Technology, ment, serves as a central point of con

Atlanta. trol and contact for NASA procure

Illinois: The John Crerar Library, Chicago. ments. Although the procurements Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of may be made by the field installations, Technology, Cambridge. selected contracts and contracts of Missouri: Linda Hall Library, Kansas City. special types are required to be ap

New York: Columbia University, New York. proved by the Director of Procure

Pennsylvania: Carnegie Library of Pitts

burgh. ment prior to their execution. The

Washington: University of Washington LiOffice of Procurement is also responsi.

brary, Seattle. ble for formulation of NASA procurement plicies and provides overall as

NASA provides the National Techni. sistance and guidance to NASA field

cal Information Service (NTIS), U.S. installations to achieve uniformity in

Department of Commerce, 5285 Port NASA procurement processes.

Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161,

with one copy of each NASA or NASA(b) The NASA procurement program

sponsored document for public use. is carried out principally at the NASA

These documents are reproduced and field installations listed in the “U.S.

sold at prices established by NTIS. Government Organization Manual," and in Subpart 2 of this part, above. & 1201.402 NASA Industrial Applications The Headquarters Contracts and

Centers. Grants Division is responsible for con

As part of its technology Utilization tracts with foreign governments and

Program--a program designed to foreign commercial organizations,

transfer new aerospace knowledge and grants, and the procurement of mate

innovative technology to nonaerospace rials and services required by head

sectors of the economy-NASA Operquarters offices except for minor

ates a network of Industrial Applicaoffice supplies and services procured

tions Centers. These centers serve U.S. locally.

industrial clients on a fee-paying basis (c) All procurements are made in ac by providing access to literally milcordance with the NASA Procurement

lions of scientific and technical docuRegulations (41 CFR Ch. 18). With ments published by NASA and by minor exceptions, every proposed pro- other research and development orgacurement in excess of $10,000 is publi nizations. Using computers, the NASA cized promptly in The Commerce Industrial Applications Centers conBusiness Daily. Copies of this publica- duct retrospective and current awaretion are available from the Superin ness searches of available literature in tendent of Documents, U.S. Govern accordance with client interests and ment Printing Office, Washington, assist in interpretation and adaptation

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of retrieved information to specified needs. Such services may be obtained by contacting one of the following: (a) Aerospace Research Applications Center

(ARAC), Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, 1201 East 38th Street,

Indianapolis, IN 46205. (b) Florida Technology Application Center,

State University System, Tallahassee, FL

32304. (c) Kentucky Technology Applications Pro

gram, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506. (d) Knowledge Availability Systems Center

(KASC), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. (e) New England Research Applications

Center (NERAC), Mansfield Professional

Park, Storrs, CT 06268. (f) North Carolina Science and Technology Research Center (NC/STRC), P.O. Box

12235, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. (g) Technology Applications Center (TAC),

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. (h) Kerr Industrial Applications Center

(KIAC), Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK 74701. (i) Western Research Applications Center

(WESRAC), University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007. (42 FR 12169, Mar. 3, 1977, as amended at 43 FR 29556, July 10, 1978)

1203.400 Specific classifying guidance. 1203.401 Effect of open publication. 1203.402 Classifying material other than

documentation. 1203.403 State-of-the-art and intelligence. 1203.404 Handling of unprocessed data. 1203.405 Proprietary information. 1203.406 Additional classification factors. 1203.407 Duration of classification. 1203.408 Assistance by installation security

classification officers. 1203.409 Exceptional cases. 1203.410 Prohibitions. 1203.411 (Reserved) 1203.412 Classification guides.

Subpart E-Derivative Classification 1203.500 Use of derivative classification. 1203.501 Applying derivative classification


Subpart F–Declassification and Downgrading 1203.600 Policy. 1203.601 Responsibilities. 1203.602 Public interest vs. declassification. 1203.603 Systematic review for declassifica

tion. 1203.604 Mandatory review for declassifica



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