NASA is amending its regulations to clarify and update the procedures for board recommended awards, and the procedures and requirements for recommended special initial awards, including patent application awards, software release awards, and Tech Brief awards, and to update citations and the information on the systems used for reporting inventions and issuing award payments. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA's retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. NASA's full plan can be accessed at: http://www.nasa.gov/ pdf/581545main_ Final%20Plan%20for%20Retrospective%20Analysis%20of%20Existing%20Regulati ons.pdf.
Agency Contact: Helen M. Galus, Office of the General Counsel, NASA Headquarters, telephone (202) 358-3437, fax (202) 358- 4341.
This rule is final. Its effective date is July 9, 2012.