NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance has signed
an agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for
each organization to participate in the engineering
investigations and technical analyses of the other.

NASA’s Associate Administrator for Safety and Mission
Assurance Bryan O’Connor signed the agreement Tuesday at NASA
Headquarters in Washington. His counterpart, Gregg Hagedorn,
NAVSEA’s Executive Director for Ship Design, Integration &
Engineering, signed for the Navy.

"This is another step in making our agency stronger by
listening to others," O’Connor said.

This is the second memorandum of agreement between NASA and
NAVSEA. It is the latest in a series of exchanges between NASA
and other organizations that manage high-risk operations. The
previous agreement between NASA and NAVSEA enables the two
organizations to share information regarding critical supplier
quality and performance.

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Still photographs (credit "NASA/Bill Ingalls") of Tuesday’s
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