Federal Drive interviews – September 27

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today’s guests:

John LogsdonFormer Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University


GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he wants NASA to reach for the stars, he just doesn’t want the government to pay more for it than it already does. He lays out his vision for conducting what he calls practical and sustainable space missions in a new white paper. It comes on the heels of a Congressional effort to restructure the agency. The sponsors say NASA has wasted more than $20 billion in cancelled programs over two decades. They blame cost overruns, mismanagement and politics. Space historian John Logsdon digs into the details behind these proposals.

Also on the show:

Pentagon struggles to secure a supply chain it no longer dominates

Agencies face clunky switch to agile IT development

Cybersecurity Update:

DoD Report: