Sean O'Keefe, in his speech "NASA Update" on December 11, 2002, talked about moving the agency towards a "One NASA" approach. According to the One NASA website (http://www.onenasa.nasa.gov), One NASA is an effort to foster greater collaboration across the Agency, and its focus is cultural change. Similar sets of cultural challenges face the newly formed Department of Homeland Security, comprised of 170,000 persons from twenty-two agencies.
Complementary programs to the One NASA concept, such as the Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP) and Freedom to Manage, are promoting common business practices across NASA. Let's look at IFMP change management to get a fuller appreciation for the importance of a change management program.