Keith's note: When he was asked by Lamar Smith at House Science Committee hearing on NASA's FY 2014 budget why two James Webb Space Telescope instruments were late, Charlie Bolden then tried to push that off as bad news reports. Bolden went on to say that he has been adamant that he takes full responsibility for the progress of Webb. Smith then read from the recent GAO report "NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects" citing this passage:
"... In addition, only two instruments have been delivered for integration with ISIM and the other two instruments will be delivered at least 11 months late."
When Smith asked Bolden again about the two late Webb instrments, Bolden's reponse was: "That's news to me"
GAO Report on Large-Scale NASA Projects, earlier post