|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|30307||42 U.S.C. 2459g.||Pub. L. 106–391, title III, §301, Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1591; Pub. L. 109–155, title VII, §704, Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2936.|
In subsection (b), in the first sentence, the words "the Administrator shall conduct" are substituted for "the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall conduct" to eliminate unnecessary words.
In subsection (b), in the last sentence, the word "experts" is substituted for "expertise" for clarity.Cost Estimation
Pub. L. 115–10, title VIII, §836, Mar. 21, 2017, 131 Stat. 69, provided that:
"(1) realistic cost estimating is critically important to the ultimate success of major space development projects; and
"(2) the [National Aeronautics and Space] Administration has devoted significant efforts over the past 5 years to improving its cost estimating capabilities, but it is important that the Administration continue its efforts to develop and implement guidance in establishing realistic cost estimates.
"(1) guidance on when to use an Independent Cost Estimate and Independent Cost Assessment; and
"(2) criteria to use to make a determination under paragraph (1)."
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