First Announcement: NASA Technology Workshop for the Discovery 2014 AO

To the Discovery 2014 technology and proposal communities,

In the upcoming Discovery 2014 Announcement of Opportunity, NASA is considering offering as Government-Furnished Equipment a number of NASA-developed technologies. In preparation for this, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate are co-hosting a “Technology Workshop.”  The goal of this event is to educate the potential proposing community on each technology being offered and inform how each technology will be supported to the proposal team.

All interested parties may attend. All expenses and arrangements for attending this meeting are the responsibility of the attendees. Note that travel and associated costs of attendance are not allowable as direct costs under another Federal Government award, e.g., a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement. Government employees may attend and be authorized travel and associated costs as a matter of official business.

Details of the workshop are being finalized for the week of April 7, with a target date of Wednesday, April 9, from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM.  Information will be available at http://discovery.larc.nasa.gov/.The workshop will be divided into two sections: briefings on each technology offering in the morning and the opportunity for small-group meetings in the afternoon. In order to reach the widest audience possible, each briefing will also be webcast.

An invitation will be sent once the details are finalized.  Thank you in advance for helping to support the 2014 Discovery Announcement of Opportunity and advance the use of new technologies for space science.

Sincerely,

Leonard A. Dudzinski
Planetary Science Division Chief Technologist
Science Mission Directorate

Michael H. New
Discovery Program Lead Scientist
Science Mission Directorate

Ryan Stephan
Program Executive, Game Changing Development Program
Space Technology Mission Directorate

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