The Technical Work Plan Tracking Tool is a web-based application that enables interactive communication and approval of contract requirements that pertain to the administration of the Science, Engineering, Analysis, and Test (SEAT) contract at Johnson Space Center. The implementation of the application has (1) shortened the Technical Work Plan approval process, (2) facilitated writing and documenting requirements in a performance-based environment with associated surveillance plans, (3) simplified the contractor’s estimate of the cost for the required work, and (4) allowed for the contractor to document how they plan to accomplish the work. The application is accessible to over 300 designated NASA and contractor employees via two Web sites. For each employee, the application regulates access according to the employee’s authority to enter, view, and/or print out diverse information, including reports, work plans, purchase orders, and financial data. Advanced features of this application include on-line approval capability, automatic email notifications requesting review by subsequent approvers, and security inside and outside the firewall.

This program was designed by Cinda Chullen, Adele Leighton, Richard A. Weller, and Jared Woodfill of Johnson Space Center, and William E. Parkman, Glenn L. Ellis, and Marilyn M. Wilson of Lockheed Martin Corp., and developed by Nina S. Johnson and William E. Moody of Lockheed Martin Corp. For further information, access the Technical Support Package (TSP) free on-line at under the Software category. MSC-23361.

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This article first appeared in the February, 2003 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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