SECTION VI

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER CROSS-CUTTING FUNCTIONS

Cross-cutting functions at KSC provide an effective enabling structure, consisting of a core of diverse expertise, in place to carry out essential diverse activities at the Center and ensure success in accomplishment of our mission related to NASA's enterprises. These enabling functions are supported with minimum resource expenditures and provide maximum benefits to the enterprises, programs, and projects charged with primary responsibility for meeting specific Agency goals and objectives. The goals, objectives, and implementation strategies for the various KSC enabling functions are as follows:

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Goal:

Serve as a leading national resource for all levels of American education in the advancement of scientific and technical information and expertise

Objectives:

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

Goal:

Promote equal opportunity, equity, and diversity in the workplace

Objectives:

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Goal:

Serve as the financial and resources organization to support customers in the most effective and efficient method in accomplishing Agency and Center goals

Objectives:


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INSTALLATION

Goal:

Manage the Federal property and perform critical activities which support Center and Program operations in the most cost-efficient, effective, and environmentally sound manner possible

Objectives:

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LEGAL

Goal:

Support KSC's assigned roles and missions by proactively providing timely and sound professional and legal counsel to all organizational elements

Objectives:

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PROCUREMENT

Goal:

Provide highly effective and efficient acquisition support

Objective:

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Goal:

Promote public understanding of the role the space program plays in enhancing national economic growth and security, preservation of the environment, educational excellence, and peaceful exploration and discovery

Objective:

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ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Goal:

Enhance and sustain a skilled and motivated work force to accomplish the Center's missions, assigned programs, and projects

Objectives:

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APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

Goal:

Promote and transfer NASA and Federal Government technology to commercial enterprises

Objectives:

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SAFETY AND MISSION ASSURANCE (S&MA)

Goal:

Ensure that safety, reliability, maintainability, and quality assurance activities are effectively integrated into the planning, design, development, implementation, and operation of NASA's Strategic Enterprises and Support Activities supported by KSC


Objective:

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BIOMEDICAL PROGRAMS

Goal:

Provide proactive medical and environmental management support to all Center operations, state-of-the-art ecological monitoring and biological systems technology and expertise, and world class Life Sciences operational activities

Objective:

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LOGISTICS

Goal:

Provide Logistics expertise and services for the Center and external customers

Objective:

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KSC LABORATORIES AND TESTBEDS

Goal:

Maintain the KSC laboratories and testbeds as world-class resources specializing in the unique aspects of space vehicle processing, launch, landing and retrieval research, development, test, and evaluation for the purpose of serving customer needs

Objectives:

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PROCESS ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT

Goal:

To improve overall performance and quality in operations

Objective:

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Goal:

Promote an effective implementation of Information Technology (IT) consistent with established Federal, Agency, and Enterprise policies, goals, and standards

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ISO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Goal:

To integrate and focus the Center's ISO certification process

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Future Plans

KSC Implementation Plan Home Page

Author: Saul Barton
Curator: Carol Valdes (Carol.Valdes-1@ksc.nasa.gov)
Updated: June 10, 1997

A service of the Kennedy Space Center, Roy D. Bridges, Center Director