"The committee called over to NASA, and they tried to be argumentative and to stonewall," the source said. "It could have been handled much more smoothly." This source blamed the misunderstanding on NASA's new chief of staff, Paul Morrell, hired by Griffin from the White House National Security Council. Morrell, according to this source, "is in over his head."
NASA Glenn bleeding jobs; prospects are poor, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"NASA Glenn Research Center, which is bracing for deep budget cuts next year, has already lost more than 550 contractors and civil servants since late last year. That's nearly one in five of those who work at the space lab next to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. These losses are just the beginning. More drastic cuts are expected next year."