NASA's Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program, located in Fairmont, WV, was established in 1993 as a direct result of recommendations made by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. Since its inception, the IV&V Program has been contributing to the safety and success of NASA’s highest-profile missions by assuring the software on those missions performs correctly. The IV&V Program falls administratively under NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) located in Greenbelt, Maryland and operates under functional guidance from the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA).
The presentation will include information on NASA IV&V’s Approach, Technical Framework, Risk Management, Mission Protection Services (Cybersecurity), Independent Testing, and Benefits.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Price: Free for members and nonmembers
Director of NASA Independent Verification
and Validation (IV&V) Program
Gregory Blaney is the Director of NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program, located in Fairmont, West Virginia. He is responsible for the leadership and technical direction for this agency wide strategy to provide the highest achievable levels of safety and cost-effectiveness for NASA’s mission critical software.
Under Mr. Blaney’s leadership, IV&V’s Educator Resource Center earned an agency-level Educational Outreach Excellence Award for the work it provides many West Virginia communities with science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources for the classroom and beyond.
Mr. Blaney serves as a senior staff member for the Goddard Space Flight Center and for the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance at NASA Headquarters. He has 37 years with NASA. Mr. Blaney is married to the former Cheryl Leech of Smithfield, PA, who has been a teacher for many years in West Virginia. Married since 1975, the Blaneys have two married children and six grandchildren.