Diaz Team Report
The final Diaz Team Report, A Renewed Commitment to Excellence, released 30 January 2004, concluded that 85 of the 193 recommendations, observations, and findings delineated in the CAIB Report were applicable across the entire spectrum of NASAʼs activities. Valador helped with the development and production of the final report.
The NASA Administrator Sean OʼKeefe chartered an executive team, which came to be known as the Diaz Team, and gave it the assignment of identifying those CAIB Report elements with Agency-wide applicability and developing measures to address each one. The Diaz Report focused on the organizational causes described in the CAIB Report which were related to NASAʼs culture, the Team did not do a broad, in-depth assessment of the cultural changes needed to address the organizational causes. The Team focused specifically on the CAIB Report and those Recommendations, Observations, and Findings (R-O-Fs) that had broad Agency-wide application beyond the Human Space Flight Program. Admittedly, some of the actions recommended by the Team are actions one would expect to see an organization take if it were trying to change its culture, but the goals offered by the Team are intended as only a first step in the process.
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