An Air Force contract for 36 rocket cores faces a lawsuit over lack of competition. SpaceX is challenging a contract awarded to ULA, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin. SpaceX’s Elon Musk says his own company’s rocket will be ready in a few months. He wants the Air Force to redo the bidding to include SpaceX. Marco Caceres, senior analyst and director of Space Studies for the Teal Group, provided further details about the lawsuit and its impact to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.