CMO is the focal point for bringing the cumulative expertise and experience of STScI to other missions created by the science community. We broker partnerships between proposing mission teams and STScI personnel to tune relevant support for science operations, data archiving, grants administration, peer review, and education/outreach.
Our philosophy is to integrate the scientific perspective into all aspects of missions to maximize the scientific return through cost effective application of our products, services and operations abilities.
CMO also is responsible for developing tools and methods for STScI to communicate with our science community and our stakeholders. Also we support raising awareness of HST and STScI in our local region, and coordinate public communication with STScI's Office of Public Outreach.