NASA ARC Memo: Message from the Deputy Center Director Status Report on FY09 Conference Attendance


Subject: Message from the Deputy Center Director - Status Report on FY09 Conference Attendance
From: Centerwide Announcement
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Message from the Deputy Center Director Status Report on FY09 Conference Attendance

We would like to take this opportunity to share our latest understanding on where the agency is on the Conference Limitations requirement addressed in the March 11, 2009, Omnibus Appropriations Act (P.L. 111-8). In that Act, Congress modified what is affected by the $5 million conference cap at NASA to exclude education, scientific and technical conferences. Some conference attendance will still be subject to the $5 million conference cap. The Agency is in the process of revising the NASA Interim Directive (NID) 9312.1, "Requirements Relating to Conference Attendance, Obligation and Expenditures" to clarify the changes. However, we are still under the requirement to track and report all conference expenditures to Congress.

Lewis Braxton, III
Deputy Center Director

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