The NASA Langley Research Center Contractors Steering Council (LCSC) is composed of on- and near-site LaRC contractors and Center leadership representatives.
Established in January 1989, the LCSC provides an informal framework wherein contractors with an existing business presence at LaRC can network with other contractors and LaRC leaders to expand relationships that enhance the partnership bond that already exists. The LCSC provides timely information and feedback on Center-wide issues and activities of mutual interest and acts as a forum for informal communications between LaRC and the local contractor community.
Leadership of the LCSC consists of two Co-Chairs: one each from LaRC and the contractor community. The LaRC Co-Chair is appointed by LaRC management and serves for an indefinite term. The Contractor Co-Chair is elected by the LCSC membership and serves for a two-year term. The Contractor Co-Chair may suggest a candidate(s) as Deputy Co-Chair for LCSC approval. This Deputy assists the Contractor Co-Chair in the various activities of the LCSC.
The table below summarizes the LCSC leadership for the FY12 period:
Director, Office of Procurement at LaRC
LaRC Small Business/Industry Assistance/Industry Relations Office
|Provides support to the LaRC Co-Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Director – Research Programs, National Institute of Aerospace
Senior Technical Advisor Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
|Deputy to the Contractor Co-Chair||(757) 865-0944 email@example.com|
Membership and Meetings
Membership in the LCSC is open to representatives from each of Langley’s on- and near-site Contractor organizations, both primes and subcontractors, as well as NASA LaRC internal organizations.
The LCSC meets on the third Thursday of each month. Featured speakers from LaRC, the contractor community, and other organizations seek to inform on activities and issues of mutual interest. The meetings also provide the opportunity for LaRC and the contractor community to network, communicate, and share information and concerns. Further, LaRC keeps its contractors informed of important changes occurring in the arena of government procurement and seeks contractor input in areas where LaRC has some discretion in the way new regulations will be implemented at the Center. LaRC also uses the LCSC meetings to provide status reports on procurement activities of general interest.
The LCSC has grown into a valuable Center asset and continues to serve as an active catalyst for cooperative working relationships between LaRC and its contractor community.