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So … What Will Dava Newman Do at NASA?

By Keith Cowing
April 28, 2015
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So … What Will Dava Newman Do at NASA?

Dava Newman confirmed as NASA deputy, MIT
“According to NASA, the deputy administrator “provides overall leadership, planning, and policy direction.” Her duties will include leading NASA governmental affairs; oversight of the agency’s offices, communications, and educational programs; and serving as the NASA representative to the multinational partnership that manages the International Space Station.”
NASA Procedural Requirements NPD 1000.3D, NASA
“4.1.2.2 The Deputy Administrator is responsible to the Administrator for providing overall leadership, planning, and policy direction for the Agency. The Deputy Administrator performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated by the Administrator, assists the Administrator in making final Agency decisions, and acts for the Administrator in his or her absence by performing all necessary functions to govern NASA operations and exercise the powers vested in the Agency by law. The Deputy Administrator articulates the Agency’s vision and represents NASA to the Executive Office of the President, Congress, heads of Federal and other appropriate Government agencies, international organizations, and external organizations and communities.”

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