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Office of Safety & Mission Assurance, "Risk Management"

From the document: "NASA’s Risk Management program’s mission is to provide a unified risk management structure that applies to all agency activities and all applicable risks and interactions, and is integrated across organizational boundaries to ensure that risk management decisions are delegated and/or elevated to the appropriate level. It is also the program’s mission that every organization has access to the information needed from subordinate organizations to effectively manage risks at its level. Risk Management includes opportunity management — recognizing that spaceflight is an inherently risky endeavor and that the proper attitude towards risk management is to reach an optimal balance between minimizing the potential for loss while maximizing the potential for gain (opportunity)."

Authors - NASA

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