A National Aero Test Plan:

DOD and NASA have formed a National Partnership for Aeronautical Testing to develop an integrated national strategy for managing their respective aeronautical test facilities with a view toward streamlining and economizing operations, according to a Feb. 23 Pentagon release. The governing body will be an NPAT council, with co-chairs John B. Foulkes, director of DOD’s Test Resource Management Center, and Lisa J. Porter, NASA associate administrator for Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.