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Status of the Development of IA9100, Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations

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IA9100

NASA adopted AS9100, Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations into its quality policy in 2005 and has continued its use in the quality policy baseline through its last D revision that occurred in 2016. 

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OSMA Holds Quality Benchmarking Meeting at Ball Aerospace

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Benchmarking Meeting at Ball

NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance held a quality benchmarking visit at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colorado, Sept. 23. It was the third in a series of benchmarking meetings intended to enhance quality across NASA and the space industry.

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Metrology and Calibration Program’s Equipment Repurposing Efforts Save Millions

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MetCal Repurposing Efforts

For the past three years, NASA’s Metrology and Calibration Program Office has been repurposing measuring and test equipment previously used to support the Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center, resulting in close to $2 million in cost avoidance to date.

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New EEE Parts Bulletin

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 EEE Parts Bulletin

The EEE Parts Bulletin for June-August 2014 is now available.

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Workmanship Program Provides Online FAQs and Status Updates

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Workmanship Program FAQ

NASA provides answers to frequently asked questions about the NASA Workmanship Program and associated standards.

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DoD Passed Counterfeit Rule, Is NASA Next?

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Counterfeit Parts Rules and Legislation

NASA recently proposed new legislation to address the growing problem of counterfeit parts in the aerospace industry supply chain. The legislation is part of the NASA 2014 Authorization Bill, which passed the House on June 9 and is awaiting approval by the Senate before moving to the president to be signed into law. If passed, NASA will implement changes required by the law through modifications to the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NASA FAR Supplement or NFS).

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GIDEP Helps You to “Know Your Part”

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GIDEP

The Government-Industry Data Exchange Program’s “Know Your Part” campaign promotes this valuable tool to NASA engineers and procurement professionals to ensure that we use the best parts on our spacecraft and technology.

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Stennis Uses Six Sigma Principles to Streamline Audit Processes

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SSC Six Sigma Audits

Stennis Space Center applied Six Sigma principles to integrate and improve audit processes.

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First 2014 EEE Parts Bulletin Now Available

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 EEE Parts Bulletin

Find out what NASA's Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical community has been up to so far this year in the EEE Parts Bulletin for January-May 2014.

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Safety Message: Multi-Billion Dollar Deception

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Safety Message: Counterfeit Parts

Listen to Steve Foster, acting chief of Armstrong Flight Research Center's Quality Assurance Branch, present the May Safety Message on counterfeit parts.

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Class Y: A New Class of Microcircuits for Space and Military

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Class Y

The Defense Logistics Agency, in cooperation with NASA, other government agencies and industry, has introduced a new classification of microcircuits, which will allow the incorporation of new and emerging technologies into military and civilian space systems.

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