Dated: March 6, 1996
TO: Officials-in-Charge of Headquarters Offices
SUBJECT: Space Station Budget
In order to enhance the integrated management of the Space Station program, the Space Station Program Office, reporting through the Johnson Space Center to the Associate Administrator for Space Flight, will maintain total oversight for the content of the annual $2.1B budget. The Program Manager is now responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the total program, including the science, aeronautics, and technology (SA&T) implementation. The research and user community will respond to the direction of the Program Manager to ensure the utilization priorities and requirements are consistent with the overall Space Station objectives. The cognizant Centers and organizational entities will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day execution of their respective program elements. All financial management and appropriation principles must be maintained.
Please give your full support to this critical program.