Sacrificing Efficiency for Politics at NASA

NASA has broad political support, and therein lies one of its biggest problems, Houston Chronicle

"By spreading its funds across the country, and having 10 field centers, NASA can count on a broad political base. But by having so many fiefdoms (the NASA centers), and feeling compelled to spread contracts across the country, the space agency ends up being horribly inefficient and accomplishing significantly less than it could. I'm not sure there's the political will to fix a problem that's been evident for four decades any time soon."

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