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NASA Administrator Statement Regarding GAO Report on NASA Airplane Use

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2005

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Michael Griffin regarding the Government Accountability Office report on the use of agency aircraft.

"We at NASA have accepted the Government Accountability Office's findings and have embraced new guidelines and procedures for the use of our airplanes that have been set by the Office of Management and Budget. Going forward, all airplane use will be within those guidelines."

The report and NASA's official response will be available later today on the Internet at:

www.gao.gov

GAO Report: NASA TRAVEL: Passenger Aircraft Services Annually Cost Taxpayers Millions More Than Commercial Airlines (PDF)

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