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CONTRIBUTING COMPANIES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
NSF CONSULT WITH CCOC ON:
1) RFP FOR SIC.
• ADVISE NSF OF DESIRED CHANGES IN PROGRAM PLANS. O NSF TO PROVIDE UPDATED COST ESTIMATES. © RIGHT TO AUDIT OF CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS.
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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Management of Ship Operations
* Ship Conversion and
* Vessel Operations
**NSF Project Support
* System Integration Contractor Sub-activities ** Excludes staff salaries etc.
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