Thursday, April 16, 2009

NASA Conflict of Interest Concern

Congressional Quarterly (CQPOLITICS) 20090415

Kathryn A. Wolfe

"The contract in question, worth $1.2 billion over five years, is for managing and operating NASA’s system of space-to-ground receivers and transmitters that allow the agency to communicate with its spacecraft, including astronauts in orbit.

The contract was awarded to ITT Corp., which beat out Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., which had held the contract in various permutations for decades. NASA’s inspector general and the Science Committee are both investigating the matter."

Read the Post HERE.