"Today in a hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to review the fiscal year 2013 (FY13) budget proposal for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Members expressed several concerns to Administrator Charles Bolden over funding priorities."
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Committee Reviews Budget Request for NASA
"Today the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing to review President Obama's fiscal year 2013 (FY13) budget request the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Testifying before the Committee was the Administrator of NASA, the Honorable Charles F. Bolden."
Hutchison spars with NASA Administrator Bolden over funding for rocket system, Dallas Morning News
"Reviewing that budget and the call that you made to me gives me great concern, and I have to question the degree of the commitment that we made," said Hutchison, the top Republican on the Senate Commerce and Science Committee. "I was frankly floored." Bolden said he remains "incredibly passionate" and "confident" about the program but needed to direct more funding to other programs that were less developed."
NASA chief says computers are secure despite thefts, Orlando Sentinel
"Why is NASA is so far behind the rest of the government in securing data on personal devices?" asked U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida. Bolden had no immediate answer but said the agency was taking steps to address the encryption problem - and telling employees to be more careful. "One of the things that I'm doing is emphasizing to our employees is that they have to be vigilant. They can't leave a laptop ... on the front seat of the car. Locking the car with a NASA laptop [inside] is not sufficient security," he said."
"Epic space adventures plant seeds of economic growth, because doing what's never been done before is intellectually seductive (whether deemed practical or not), and innovation follows, just as day follows night. When you innovate, you lead the world, you keep your jobs, and concerns over tariffs and trade imbalances evaporate. The call for this adventure would echo loudly across society and down the educational pipeline."