The [NASA] Administrator, in consultation with other agencies with space science programs, shall enter into an ar-
rangement with the National Academies to assess impediments, including cost growth, to the successful conduct of
interagency cooperation on space science missions, to provide lessons learned and best practices, and to recommend
steps to help facilitate successful interagency collaborations on space science missions.
The nation’s six synchrotron light sources, five neutron sources, and highfield
magnet laboratory are uniquely valuable resources that contribute to the
development of new products and processes, create jobs, enhance the skill level
of the U.S. scientific community, and increase U.S. competitiveness. Because of
the high cost of building and operating these facilities,1 only a limited number
can be funded and they must be made widely available.
The following paragraphs describe a set of activities leading to development of a watershed and water
quality management plan for the MRB. The tasks described below create a framework for the study. It is
anticipated that these tasks will be accomplished in a collaborative fashion; study goals will be set by the
Interagency Study Team, and individual partners will develop data, models, and other pertinent information
to accomplish each task in cooperation with the other partners.