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Appendix A: Statement of Task
Pages 51-51

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... It also will evaluate how, from a strategic perspective, decisions should be made about balance between mission-related and mission-enabling ele ments of the overall program as well as balance between various elements within the mission-enabling component. Among the topics to be considered are the following: • Roles and objectives of mission-enabling activities in NASA as a mission-oriented agency; • Necessary characteristics of an effective program of mission-enabling activities, including metrics by which effectiveness can be evaluated; • Principles and metrics for determining the appropriate balance of investments between mission-enabling activities and space flight missions so as to best support the agency's overall strategic objectives; • Principles and metrics for determining the appropriate allocation of effort and resources among various mission-enabling program components, including scientific infrastructure (e.g., airplanes, computing)

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