Veronica Huerta joined the LSST Project Office (LSSTPO) November 3, 2014 as Compliance and Quality Administrator. She is responsible for ensuring all Project activities comply with federal regulations, awards, agreements, and applicable terms and conditions of AURA policies and procedures and the AURA Award Management Manual. She also works with the LSST Project Manager to ensure that Project policy is followed and with the Systems Engineering team to ensure technical quality is achieved.
Veronica has 10 years of auditing and compliance experience, most recently from Raytheon Missile Systems where she conducted weekly policy and procedure audits to ensure compliance with government regulations. She also served as a primary liaison with the government customer, developed and updated standard operating procedures, identified and mitigated areas of risk, and assisted with a change review board.
Veronica’sability to obtain rulings, interpretations of government regulations, and approvals for compliance with federal policy will prove invaluable to the LSST Project in the construction phase’s environment of heightened compliance and regulatory oversight.
Veronica's office is at LSST headquarters in Tucson. For her phone number and email address, see the Contacts database.
Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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