• Nadcap Response to COVID-19

    The Nadcap Management Council and the Performance Review Institute updated their response to the COVID-19 pandemic to include Risk Assessment Surveys and Virtual Verification Audits. This update follows Nadcap’s initial response in the spring of 2020.

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  • OSMA Releases Fastener Policy Update

    The Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) simultaneously renumbered and published an update to NASA-STD-6008, NASA Fastener Procurement, Receiving Inspection, and Storage Practices for Spaceflight. The new document, NASA-STD-8739.14, NASA Fastener Procurement, Receiving Inspection, and Storage Practices for NASA Mission Hardware, is now available for download at standards.nasa.gov. This is the first substantive technical change to the document since its stewardship transferred from the NASA Office of Chief Engineer to OSMA in 2008. The number change aligns with OSMA’s assigned number series for technical standards.

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Jeannette Plante

Jeannette Plante

Quality Program Executive

Learn more about Quality Program Executive Jeannette Plante.

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Policy and Guidance


NPD 8730.5 NASA Quality Assurance Program Policy

This directive outlines the requirements for NASA’s Quality Assurance Program.

See NPD 8730.5
NPR 8735.2 Management of Government Quality Assurance Functions for NASA Contracts

This NASA Procedural Requirements outlines the agency’s requirements for performance of government contract Quality Assurance functions as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 46 and Part 12; FAR Supplement Part 1846; and NPD 8730.5, NASA Quality Assurance Program Policy.

See NPR 8735.2


SAE AS9100 Quality Management Systems  — Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations

This international standard includes specifications for Quality Management Systems.

See SAE AS9100