NASA Is Tight Lipped About Commercial Space Forum (Update)

Space Forum results months away

"A report due within 90 days should shed more light on the results from two days of invitation-only space policy meetings this week in Orlando that sought to improve cooperation among states. ... Federal agencies represented included NASA, the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Homeland Security. ... NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Space Foundation CEO Elliott Pulham delivered keynote speeches, according to the agenda."

Keith's note: Why has NASA said nothing about this event? Bolden's remarks are not posted here - nor have any of the official NASA presentations been released. At a time when the Administration professes support for openness and transparency - and economic forces are of paramount concern, the last thing government should be doing is having secret discussions. Everyone is affected - everyone should be informed.

Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies Hosts First Annual Space Forum

"As part of this event, conducted under Chatham House Rule, The Eisenhower Center facilitated discussions to enhance working relationships between Federal and State governments to advance U.S. capabilities within the various sectors of the space enterprise in today's constrained fiscal environment."

Chatham House Rule: "Care needs to be taken not to invoke the Chatham House Rule where what is intended is that the views discussed be kept confidential. The Chatham House Rule is intended to PROMOTE public discussion of the views expressed at a meeting, but without attributing those views to any individual or organisation."

Keith's update: At the STA luncheon on Capitol Hill today I asked CHarlie Bolden if NASA was going to post his comments at the forum. He said that they'd be online "this afternoon" Sure enough, they are online.

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