Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate (Code 300)

Our Vision

Safely reduce the risk of exploring Earth and Space to achieve 100% mission success.

Our Mission

Reduce the risk of exploring Earth and Space by providing a highly respected SMA workforce, who continuously characterizes risk, judiciously applies requirements, and conveys lessons learned to achieve 100% mission success.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Improve the center’s ability to keep people, facilities, and operations safe.
  • Enable a more proactive and preventive approach to avoid issues that impact mission implementation.
  • Identify, communicate, and mitigate risk more efficiently and effectively to assure mission success.
  • Better balance Safety and Mission Assurance functions within a constrained resource environment.

Strategic Focus Areas

  • Strengthen Safety Culture as demonstrated by showing the value we place on safety through our behaviors.
  • Energize Our Workforce by attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse, technically competent, and motivated team.
  • Improve SMA Products through increased leadership and accountability.
  • Develop Collaborations by establishing mutually beneficial relationships to advance our missions.