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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Incubator, or "Incubation"?
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:08:37 GMT
Hey Bill,

On Feb 2, 2012, at 10:54 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:

> On 2/2/2012 12:49 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>> OK. If that VP isn't a flow-through and isn't visible when things are working
>> optimally, then why have him/her?
> Because when the process needs revision, and it will, the board doesn't want to
> revise it.  ComDev shouldn't have to revise it.  The board wants to point to one
> individual and say 'this part is broke, fix it', and have it done.

Interesting. I hadn't thought of that -- you see the process as (inevitably) evolving. 
I see it as basically done, with so little revision it hardly warrants the creation of 
an officer to oversee it. 


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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