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Stealth NASA Spinoff Day on the Hill

By Keith Cowing
May 17, 2010
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Allocade to Participate in NASA Spinoff Day on the Hill
“Allocade, Inc., the developer of innovative healthcare software technology solutions, today announced that it would participate in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Spinoff Day on the Hill. … Members of Congress and the NASA administrator, Charlie Bolden, will speak about the importance of bringing NASA technologies out into the public sector. In addition, NASA’s new chief technologist, Dr. Bobby Braun and NASA’s director of the Innovative Partnerships Program, Doug Comstock, will highlight the selected participating companies.”
Keith’s note: At a time (once again) when NASA ought to be focusing on what it does for taxpayers, the private sector, Congress etc. you would think that there would be a little more effort put into promoting an event such as this. Yum. All that juicy NASA spinoff goodness just waiting to be shared.
Alas, there is no mention of it on the NASA calendar at the NASA.gov media page. No mention at the NASA IPP webpage either – or at NASA Tech Briefs – or on Twitter at NASA_Spinoff. Nor is there any mention at the House Science and Technology Committee’s web page (Rayburn 2325 is one of the hearing rooms they regularly use).
Only 2 working days left to get the word out. And when no one from the media or elsewhere shows up at non-promoted events such as this, NASA scratches its collective head and wonders why. Oh well.
Keith’s update: I have learned (from someone@NASA) who saw this posting on NASA Watch that there is a flyer online for this event as a PDF here. The flyer lists Brett Silcox at Code L as the contact. Yet when I check the Code L web page – there is no link.

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