Commercialization, Innovation, and Synergies Office (CIS)

Commercialization, Innovation, and Synergies Office (CIS)

OVERVIEW

The Commercialization, Innovation, and Synergies (CIS) office identifies opportunities, nurtures diverse relationships, and implements collaborative solutions to enhance capabilities and technologies in support of exploration and space communications. CIS will foster synergistic relationships and accelerate infusion opportunities by leveraging private industry, other government agencies, and international partners.

CIS’ commercialization effort is a strategic focus within the Exploration and Space Communications (ESC) projects division. The office is dedicated to increasing the industry base for the new Near Space Network, which provides communication and navigation services to missions through both government and commercial assets. Building on an established blueprint of employing commercial providers, NASA is incentivizing the growth of the free market by encouraging a robust marketplace.

CIS infuses innovative technologies that will enable scientific discovery and space exploration. The office leverages Goddard’s rich history in robotic missions and human exploration support, as well as science and technology expertise to help meet agency goals. CIS has a small team dedicated to supporting current and future exploration efforts for the agency.