After the Phase 1 postings, NASA initiated another review of all the NAOMS survey responses in order to allow for further release of information. To this end, the NAOMS Information Release Advisory Panel (2008) was chartered to make recommendations relating to an additional release of NAOMS information. A project team was selected to implement the recommendations. This effort is referred to as Phase 2 of the NAOMS information release. (See Appendix 1 for appointment letter.)
Specifically, the advisory panel was asked to determine NASA’s obligation, if any, to the confidentiality that was promised by the NAOMS team to the survey participants, and to develop a release strategy with the following goals:
• Release the maximum amount of survey information.
• Do not reveal commercial confidential information.
• Meet NASA’s obligations to survey participant confidentiality.
• Minimize the threat to participant anonymity.
The advisory panel held its first meeting on Feb. 5, 2008. During the months of February, March and April, the advisory panel -- working closely with the Phase 1 and Phase 2 project team members -- reviewed the NAOMS information, conducted research, met with external organizations and drafted a report with recommendations.