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CONTRIBUTING COMPANIES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

(CCOC)
* ONE REPRESENTATIVE PER COMPANY.
. ESTABLISH SUBCOMMITTEES FOR TECHNICAL AND

ENGINEERING ADVISE.

NSF CONSULT WITH CCOC ON:

1) RFP FOR SIC.
2) AWARDING PRIME CONTRACTS.
3) APPROVING SUBCONTRACTS EXCEEDING $100,000.
4) OMB BUDGET ESTIMATES.

• ADVISE NSF OF DESIRED CHANGES IN PROGRAM PLANS. O NSF TO PROVIDE UPDATED COST ESTIMATES. © RIGHT TO AUDIT OF CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS.

OMBSO-696

2-11-80

CHART 8

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6. Question: "What are the year-by-year costs of the project broken down by major category of sub-activity

T1.e. Systems support, systems integration, science program, ship operations, site survey, etc)?

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20

42

20

0 0 0

93

0 0

3.5

24

48.3

53.2

58.4

64.2

70.5

2

2

324.1

0 0

Management of Ship Operations

.5 9

9.9

10.9

12.0

13.4

14.8

1

71.5

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* Ship Conversion and

Riser Development

* Vessel Operations

**NSF Project Support

TOTAL BUDGET

* System Integration Contractor Sub-activities ** Excludes staff salaries etc.

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7. Question: Why is a hiatus planned between Challenger

drilling and Explorer drilling, and what will the effects of this hiatus be?

Answer: Previous plans for OMD called for a start of Explorer operations in October of 1982, and with Challenger drilling planned through September 30, 1981, a "hiatus" in drilling of one-year would have resulted. This would have been acceptable and required to phase out DSDP/IPOD and to switch over to OMD operations in an orderly fashion. From a managerial, programmatic, manpower and most important budgetary point of view such a 12 month drilling hiatus cannot be avoided. If phase out and follow on program are appropriately planned, then such "hiatus" in drilling is normal and should have no adverse impact.

A one-year delay in the start of OMD combined with stretching
out the advanced drilling system technology development
pushed the start of OMD drilling operations back to early
1984. Thus, with Challenger operations presently ending in
September of 1981 a gap in scientific ocean drilling of more
than two years is developing. Such a longer hiatus does
create problems in keeping the DSDP/IPOD Challenger
scientific advisory structure and managerial and operational
aspects together. Also, continuity in participation and
funding from foreign countries becomes problematic. Thus,
the continuation of Challenger operations in 1982 and 1983
will be proposed formally by JOIDES in the near future. The
Foundation intends to examine the possibilities of continuing
DSDP/IPOD Challenger thoroughly together with the present
foreign DSDP/IPOD partners from whom increased support would
be needed. Possible contributions from other interested U.S.
agencies will also be explored.

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