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About the Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel provides functional leadership regarding legal services and issues related to all aspects of NASA activities for Center Chief and Patent Counsel and, for Agency-wide issues, the Administrator. These services and issues include establishing and disseminating legal policy and interpreting new statutes and cases. The Office of the General Counsel […]

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International and Space Law

The International and Space Law Practice Group (ISLPG) is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel regarding international matters at Headquarters and all NASA Centers. Some of the legal issues for which ISLPG is responsible include: international law, including space law; domestic law which may impact NASA’s international cooperation; issues involving the United Nations or […]

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Contracts and Acquisition Integrity Law

About In its functional leadership role, the Contracts and Acquisition Integrity Law Practice Group supports policy-level interactions with other elements of Government; provides specialized guidance and advice to the Offices of the General Counsel at NASA Field Centers regarding contract award, administration and litigation matters; and develops and coordinates NASA legal policy in these areas.  […]

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Acquisition Integrity Program

In its functional leadership role, the Acquisition and Integrity Program (AIP) supports policy-level interactions with other governmental agencies combating procurement fraud. This Program provides specialized guidance and advice to the Office of the Chief Counsel at NASA Field Centers regarding procurement fraud matters; advises on affirmative litigation in the recovery of monies resulting from fraudulent […]

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General Law

As part of the legal functional management team, the General Law Practice Group provides leadership in the areas of ethics, fiscal law, environmental law, personnel and labor law, civil rights and equal employment law, information disclosure law, safety and security law, alien residence issues, memoranda of understanding and other agreements, and other administrative law matters […]

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Headquarters and Center Chief Counsel Contacts

General Counsel Iris Lan Deputy General Counsel Christine Pham (Acting) Director of Legal Operations Bryan R. Diederich (Acting) Associate General Counsel for Commercial and Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, Headquarters Karen Reilley Associate General Counsel for Contracts and Acquisition Integrity Law Practice Group, Headquarters Scott Barber Associate General Counsel for General Law Practice Group, Headquarters […]

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General Counsel Organization – Headquarters

General Counsel Iris Lan Deputy General Counsel Christine Pham (Acting) Director of Legal Operations Bryan R. Diederich (Acting) Associate General Counsel for Contracts and Acquisition Integrity Law Practice Group Scott Barber Associate General Counsel for General Law Practice Group Katie Spear Associate General Counsel for Commercial and Intellectual Property Law Group Karen M. Reilley Associate […]

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Headquarters and Centers Ethic Contacts

Ames Research CenterFemy McGrath*650-604-5116femy.d.mcgrath@nasa.gov Armstrong Flight Research CenterAlex Ray661-276-3162alex.m.ray@nasa.gov Glenn Research CenterLinda Hastings216-433-2315linda.m.hastings@nasa.gov Goddard Space Flight CenterRoberta Williams*301-286-9181roberta.m.williams@nasa.gov or gsfc-legal@mail.nasa.gov HeadquartersVictor Robinson*202-358-0550victor.t.robinson@nasa.gov or hq-ethicsteam@nasa.gov Johnson Space CenterJae Choi281-483-6727jaewon.choi-1@nasa.gov or JSCLegal@nasa.gov Kennedy Space CenterRoberto Sepulveda*321-867-0272roberto.a.sepulveda@nasa.gov Langley Research Center757-864-3221LaRC-DL-Ethics@mail.nasa.gov Marshall Space Flight CenterPam Bourque256-544-0024pam.bourque@nasa.gov NASA Management Office at Jet Propulsion LaboratoryHema Sresty818-354-2562hema.j.sresty@nasa.gov NASA Shared Services CenterJennifer Rawls228-813-6840jennifer.l.rawls@nasa.gov Stennis Space […]

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Digital Services Governance Framework

Summary In responding to Milestone 4.2 of the Digital Government Strategy, NASA heeded the Advisory Group’s encouragement to “build upon existing structures and processes as much as possible.” To locate the gaps in existing governance structures, NASA’s Digital Strategy response team identified all necessary decisions concerning digital services, using the three layers pointed out in […]