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New Agency Standard for Wind Tunnel Model Systems Criteria

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Truss-Braced Wind Model installed in the Ames 11x11 Foot Wind Tunnel

NASA released NASA-STD-8719.28, Wind Tunnel Model Systems Criteria, effective Oct. 10, 2022. The new agency standard — which replaces local center standards at Ames Research Center, Glenn Research Center and Langley Research Center — ensures models can move seamlessly between the centers for testing in various wind tunnels. 

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New Issue of EEE Parts Bulletin Now Available

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The latest issue of the EEE Parts Bulletin covers news from the Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts discipline from October 2019 through March 2020. 

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Upcoming Virtual Human Factors Training and Certification

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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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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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“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 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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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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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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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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