Editor's note: The following selection is repeated - verbatim - from an ongoing "Ask the Administrator" dialog with Mike Griffin, located on InsideNASA, and can be viewed by anyone at NASA:
Question(s): I like your "Ask the Administrator" forum. We used to have "Ask the Director" at Glenn until 2006. Unfortunately, it has been shut down. The employees were assured that their identities were protected and there would be no repercussions for asking tough questions. Can you please give us the same assurances? From:Anonymous,Glenn Research Center
Response (on 26-Feb-2007): There will be no repercussions associated with asking "tough questions" at NASA, nor for expressing any opinion you wish to express, so long as it is done in a polite and respectful manner.