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To NASA, with Love

September 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 9   When a master storyteller took on NASA as his subject, he found a multitude of talented individuals united by their passion for space exploration.

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Goddard Speaks Up about Organizational Silence

August 31, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 8   A crowd filled the Goddard Space Flight Center auditorium in late July to hear and share stories about the risks of organizational silence.

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Research Brief: Triggering Problem Solving in Organizations

September 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 9   The response of frontline workers to operational failures and close calls is affected by the type of incident and the managers commitment to problem solving, according to a new study by Harvard Business School.

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View from the Outside: India’s Use of Space-Based Societal Applications

September 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 9   India is using its space program to address national needs such as education, health, resource management, and disaster management, making it a leader among developing nations in the use of space-based technologies for achieving development goals.

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Academy Brief: The Career Development Framework

August 7, 2008 Vol. 1 Issue 7   The Academy’s four-level career development framework is the basis for determining what training, work assignments, and developmental activities are right for you.

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Interview with George Morrow

By Don Cohen George Morrow is the director of the Flight Projects Directorate at Goddard Space Flight Center, a position he has held since 2007. He began his career at Goddard in 1983 as an engineer working on spacecraft battery systems. Don Cohen spoke with him in his office at Goddard.

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Academy Case Study: The Gravity Probe B Launch Decision

January 9, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 1   In the summer of 2003, Rex Geveden, Program Manager for Gravity Probe B at Marshall Space Flight Center, was eager to ship the spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base for integration and testing and then launch.

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Universal Management Lessons from GP-B

ASK OCE — May 29, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 3   By Edward Calder, MIT, and Bradley Jones, NASA JSC & Stanford University   A management study of NASA’s Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission, a 40-year NASA-Stanford collaboration, sheds light on the challenges senior managers face when developing an extremely complex system that requires […]

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