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Even more hearings

Two more space-related hearings are on the schedule for subcommittees of the House Science and Technology Committee this week and next. On Thursday afternoon the investigations and oversight subcommittee is holding a hearing on “Independent Audit of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration”. Scheduled witnesses are:

  • Hon. Thomas Howard, Acting Inspector General,¬†National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Mr. Daniel Murrin, Partner, Assurance and Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Hon. Elizabeth Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Next Thursday, December 10, the space and aeronautics subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Decisions on the Future Direction and Funding for NASA: What Will They Mean for the U.S. Aerospace Workforce and Industrial Base?”. This appears to be the third and final in a series of hearings that subcommittee chairperson Gabrielle Giffords mentioned earlier this month, after a global space capabilities hearing November 19 and the safety hearing scheduled for tomorrow. The lineup for the December 10 hearing:

  • Dr. Richard Aubrecht, Vice President, Strategy and Technology, Moog Inc.
  • Ms. Marion C. Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association¬†
  • Mr. David Thompson, President, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Mr. A. Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin Corporation (Ret.) ¬†

1 comment to Even more hearings

  • Robert G. Oler

    To paraphrase Sir Humphrey in Yes Minister (or Yes Prime Minister) “Holding hearings is an essential key to preserving the status quo”. (or something like that)

    Robert G. Oler

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