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NNWG Newsletter - May 6, 2014

A Message from the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance NDE Program Manager

The NASA Nondestructive Evaluation Working Group (NNWG) was chartered in 1994 by the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) as an Agency-wide forum for the integration of major NDE program needs. This forum, managed by the Langley Research Center as delegated lead Center, provides a focus for new technology initiatives, identification of NDE documentation requirements, new operating practices, and Center NDE infrastructure upgrades. Funding for NDE activities is provided by OSMA, with approximately one-third co-funding provided by Center programs and projects. On February 20, 2014, the Centers’ NNWG held the 21st Annual NDE Workshop via WebEx due to travel budget limitations. The NNWG reviewed and reported on FY13 accomplishments and advances.

The workshop provided members a forum in which to review the progress of on-going NDE tasks funded by the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, and to collaborate and maximize group effectiveness. A balanced and diverse set of NDE activities in research and applications are being pursued within this working group. The NNWG members planned future directions and presented and critiqued new proposals. The NNWG also continues to support the NASA Engineering and Safety Center NDE Technical Discipline Team (TDT). Since 2003, this proactive NNWG support of the NESC TDT is greatly benefiting the International Space Station, Commercial Space Partners, and other NASA programs. The NNWG chair rotates yearly. Rick Russell, KSC, served as chair during the past year. The current chair is Brad Parker, GSFC, and the current vice-chair is Charles Nichols, JSC-WSTF.

For a complete list of all active projects, please select Current Tasks from the menu options at http://www.nnwg.org.  You can also see the NNWG's past activities by selecting Completed Tasks.

Ed Generazio
Nondestructive Evaluation Technical Program Manager for the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA HQ, Washington, DC.
Agency Nondestructive Evaluation Specialist
NASA Langley Research Center
MS 231
Hampton, VA 236681
Phone 757-864-4968
FAX    757-864-4914





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