GSFC Sponsor Information

Establishing CRESST Tasks

Under the conventions of the CRESST cooperative agreement a task is essentially an accounting designation. It does not carry with it all the same characteristics of a task order within a NASA contract. A task has a unique task number, normally associated with a single primary GSFC civil service sponsor, generally tied to the GSFC organization code, and either for "science" or for "special programs." Science tasks are associated with CRESST scientific staff or graduate students. Special programs tasks are reserved for short term visitors, student interns, meetings, colloquia, conferences, summer schools, sabbaticals, etc. There is a different overhead structure on Special Programs vs. Science tasks -- due to the very different types and amounts of administative support requirements inherent, relative to the dollars flowing through the task.

Before a new R&D activity can commence, there must be an agreement about either creating a new task or including the activity under an existing task. To verify if an existing task can be utilized, please contact David Holdridge.

(Last updated 8/4/15)