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SMA Leadership Profile: Tracy Dillinger

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Tracy Dillinger
Though they may not know her by name, NASA employees are familiar with the programs, initiatives and products created by Dr. Tracy Dillinger. She manages two key programs for the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance: Safety Culture and Human Factors. She also served as the chair of the agency Safety Culture Working Group and agency Human Factors Task Force, is responsible for the NASA Safety Culture Survey, Safety Culture courses, NASA Human Factor Analysis and Classification training, the NASA Annual Human Factors report, and NASA Organizational Safety Assessments.
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Upcoming Virtual Human Factors Training and Certification

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NASAHFACS Training

The Human Factors Task Force is hosting a virtual NASA Human Factors Analysis and Classifications System training and certification course, available to NASA personnel interested in learning about the impact of Human Factors across the agency. The three-day certification course will be July 28-30, via Microsoft Teams.

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2020 NEPP Electronics Technology Workshop

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Quantum computing concept

NASA is holding the 11th annual NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Electronics Technology Workshop, June 15-18. This year’s workshop will be 100% virtual.

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SARP: NASA Secure Software Engineering Portal

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SSEP

“NASA Secure Software Engineering Portal,” a Software Assurance Research Program (SARP) project, intends to develop an online portal to provide user-friendly access to security-related software development knowledge.

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SARP: Automating Software Complexity Monitoring and Security Analysis

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Automating Software

“Automating Software Complexity Monitoring and Security Analysis,” a Software Assurance Research Program (SARP) project, intends to identify a set of complexity-related metrics and automatically generate them for use by Software Assurance personnel and developers throughout the entire software development process.

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SARP: Toward a Guide for Software Defect Tracking, Modeling, and Analysis

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SARP-TowardAGuide-Hero

One Software Assurance Research Program (SARP) project, “Toward a Guide for Software Defect Tracking, Modeling, and Analysis,” intends to connect software Reliability growth models to practical software defect tracking. 

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SARP: Software Assurance Tasking Checklists for NASA-STD-8739.8

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SARP-Checklist-Hero

One Software Assurance Research Program (SARP) project, “Software Assurance Tasking Checklists for NASA-STD-8739.8,” intends to automate the identification of Software Assurance activities.

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Software Assurance and Software Safety Requirements Added to NASA Software Engineering Handbook

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SA Handbook

NASA-HDBK-2203B, NASA Software Engineering and Software Assurance Handbook was approved by the NASA chief engineer on April 20, 2020. This wiki-based NASA Technical Handbook provides users and practitioners with guidance material for implementing the requirements of NPR 7150.2, NASA Software Engineering Requirements and the implementation of the draft NASA Software Assurance and Software Safety requirements in NASA-STD-8739.8A, Software Assurance and Software Safety Standard.

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Training for Metrologists and Calibration Professionals

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Standart Pressure Transmitter

Fluke Calibration recently announced a new educational center for free online training aimed at metrologists and calibration professionals. 

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Updated NPR 8715.7 Expanded Application to Payloads

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Solar Orbiter PLA Mate Integration

The Office of Safety and Mission Assurance recently updated NPR 8715.7, Payload Safety Program — formerly Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program  — to bring the document into commonality with guidelines for NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) structure and format and to broaden its applicability to any and all payloads.

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April 2020 ODQN Now Available

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ODQN April

The April 2020 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available. This issue includes the articles, "Three Recent Breakup Events," "The New NASA Orbital Debris Engineering Model 3.1," and "Composite Material Char Rate and Strength Retention Study at University of Texas at Austin," among other pieces.

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