Government Good; Industry Bad

Remarks by NASA Administrator Griffin at the National Society of Professional Engineers Professional Development Conference

"As a central organizing principle of our work, and despite the fact that 80% of our total funding goes to industry and will continue to do so, I firmly believe that it must be NASA and its engineering staff, and not our contractors, who will assume the primary responsibility for making this program work. We are undertaking a multi-generational program of sustained exploration, and we must ask where our intellectual capital should reside. Should it be outside the government in the hands of a prime contractor whose interests may change over the years?"

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This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on January 20, 2006 10:28 AM.

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