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NASA FY 2012 Budget Information

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
February 14, 2011
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NASA FY 2012 Budget Summary (with chart)
“- Provides $18.7 billion, the same amount the agency received in 2010. Funding focuses on areas that will improve the Nation’s space capabilities, strengthen our competitive edge, and prepare the next generation of leaders in the field. The Budget also proposes to streamline operations and boost efficiencies at facilities “
NASA Announces Plan To Win The Future With Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
“The NASA budget and supporting information will be available online at 1 p.m., Feb. 14, at:
Keith’s 1:10 pm update: NASA PAO has changed their mind from what they said last week in this press release. The budget information will not be online at until 1:30 pm ET according to a new release they just issued.
PAO also held an embargoed media briefing on the budget last week. They told me and several other reporters that we could only bring a “pencil and paper – no cellphones, laptops etc.” I ended up not going. I found out later that other media who attended were allowed to bring in laptops, etc.
Also, the way they have today’s briefing set up if you physically attend the event at NASA HQ you will have to miss one or more of the topic-oriented budget teleconferences (telecon only) briefings that start 30 minutes later (you can’t physically attend them). So, unless your office is nearby – or you can find a quiet place with your cellphone – for 3 1/2 hours, you are going to miss things.
Keith’s 3:45 pm update: Now I hear reporters participating from a NASA HQ location in the Space Operations telecon. Gee, no one at PAO told me that this was an option.

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