Press Release

Chairman Gordon Disappointed in NASA’s Decision to Award Contract Despite Ongoing Investigation

By SpaceRef Editor
April 9, 2009
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Chairman Gordon Disappointed in NASA’s Decision to Award Contract Despite Ongoing Investigation
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(Washington, DC) -Today, NASA awarded a $1.2 billion award for the Space Communications Networks Services (SCNS), despite an ongoing investigation into organizational and personal conflicts of interest.

House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) made the following statement:

“I am disappointed that NASA chose to award this $1.2 billion contract while both the Committee and the NASA Inspector General’s Office are investigating serious allegations of conflicts of interest that may have affected the procurement. Chairman Miller and I had specifically asked NASA not to do this until our investigative work was finished.

I hope that a new Administrator would want to review the SCNS procurement process.”

For more information, including copies of letters sent on March 6th and March 19th, please see the Committee’s website.

SpaceRef staff editor.