(Washington, DC) -Today, NASA awarded a $1.2 billion award for the Space Communications Networks Services (SCNS), despite an ongoing investigation into organizational and personal conflicts of interest.
House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) made the following statement:
"I am disappointed that NASA chose to award this $1.2 billion contract while both the Committee and the NASA Inspector General's Office are investigating serious allegations of conflicts of interest that may have affected the procurement. Chairman Miller and I had specifically asked NASA not to do this until our investigative work was finished.
I hope that a new Administrator would want to review the SCNS procurement process."