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Academy Holds Masters Forum 18

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   “Passing the torch” in NASA’s human spaceflight program was the theme of Masters Forum 18, which took place May 13-14, 2009, in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

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Research Brief: RAND, GAO Look at Cost Growth of Major Acquisitions

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   Recent studies by the RAND Corporation and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) draw similar conclusions about trends in cost growth in major defense acquisition programs.

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Academy Presentation: Program Management Council

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   On April 21, 2009, Academy Director Dr. Ed Hoffman briefed the NASA Program Management Council on the Academy’s professional development framework and services for NASA program/project managers and engineers, including its training curriculum, progress toward meeting OMB PM certification requirements, direct support for project teams, and knowledge […]

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Leadership Bookshelf: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   In evolutionary biology, successful adaptations lead to new ways to flourish in a changing environment. This metaphor has important implications for leadership, according to a new book by three respected experts in the field.

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Message from the Academy Director: The Dividends of Exploration

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   With the conclusion of the remarkable final servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope, it is worth pausing to reflect on what Hubble has meant for space exploration since its launch in 1990.

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This Month in NASA History: 10th Anniversary of First ISS Docking

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   On May 28, 1999, the Space Shuttle Endeavor made the first space shuttle docking with the International Space Station.

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Academy to Host Project Leadership Forum in June

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   The Academy, in partnership with the Center for Project Leadership at Columbia University, will present “Project Leadership: Project Success Requires Leadership AND Management,” on June 26, 2009 at NASA Headquarters.

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Academy Case Study — Building the Team: The Ares I-X Upper Stage Simulator

May 29, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 5   The opportunity to build a new launch vehicle that can loft humans into space does not come along often.

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