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2020 NASA Technology Taxonomy

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[Technical Report, Briefing Charts]

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NASA engages in a multitude of technology development activities to enable NASA missions by broadening knowledge of and capabilities in aeronautics, science, and space. To manage and communicate this extensive and diverse technology portfolio, NASA uses a technology taxonomy. This taxonomy identifies, organizes, and communicates the technology areas that NASA advances in order to achieve future space missions and aeronautics activities. The 2020 NASA Technology Taxonomy is an update to the Technology Area Breakdown Structure TABSof the 2015 NASA Technology Roadmaps. The TABS, now referred to as the taxonomy, is deeply ingrained within NASA documentation, TechPort, solicitations, websites, and many other places domestically and internationally. In particular, the taxonomy provides a structure for articulating NASAs technology portfolio, which is key to NASAs ability to manage and communicate its technology development efforts.

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  • Biology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]