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  • Future Telescope
    NASA space telescope faces ‘challenges’
    NASA, which is building the James Webb Space Telescope to explore the universe, must overcome a host of technical hurdles to prepare the orbiting observatory for its October 2018 launch into space, a congressional watchdog agency said Dec. 15.The...
  • The Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems Dream Chaser prototype space-access vehicle
    Sierra Nevada files suit to stop work on NASA financed commercial spacecraft
    The politics of commercial space has taken a turn, according to a Thursday story on Reuters. Sierra Nevada, the company that did not make the cut when the final two commercially operated, government funded vehicles to service the International...
  • Ocean acidification poses unknown threat to coastal fishing
    Ocean acidification poses unknown threat to coastal fishing
    Ocean acidification is causing tremendous harm to coastal fishing. So says a review of studies released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The GAO reviewed six reports and the federal government's...
  • US Nuclear stockpile being hoarded to blow up killer asteroids: Actual GAO doc
    US Nuclear stockpile being hoarded to blow up killer asteroids: Actual GAO doc
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently, as part of its ongoing oversight of governmental agency spending and ethical behavior, checked in with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which is in charge of managing United...
  • Obama gives speech at White House
    GAO confirms Obama misled public, taxpayers forced to fund abortions
    A new report from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed that one of the many lies we were told to prop up Obama's illegal, trillion-dollar health care takeover is just that--another blatant Democrat falsehood....
  • ECOPOLITICS
    GAO: EPA uses stale data
    The nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been using decades-old economic data to analyze today’s environmental regulations.Today’s gratuitous and politically...
  • Space Launch System lifts off
    NASA official upbeat about heavy lift Space Launch System as concerns persist
    According to a Friday post on the Space Politics blog, NASA’s Space Launch System program manager Todd May was upbeat about the heavy lift rocket meeting its planned schedule in advance of a planned December, 2017 test launch. This somewhat...
  • Congressional hearings
    GAO report: New price tag for Obamacare website up to $840 million
    Yesterday, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office released the latest report on contract planning and oversight practices of Healthcare.gov, citing the new dollar amount associated with the project of $840 million as of March 2014. That...
  • Space Launch System
    GAO finds that NASA's heavy lift Space Launch System is $400 million short
    The General Accounting Office released a report on Wednesday on NASA’s heavy lift rocket, the Space Launch System. Among its core findings is that the project is in serious jeopardy of failing to meet its planned December, 2017 initial...
  • Government cutbacks force WIC agencies off military bases
    Government cutbacks force WIC agencies off military bases
    Bases around the nation are being asked to cut back in ways most civilians never think about. This week, among other non-federal agencies, the Women, Infants, and Children’s facilities (WIC) are being asked to take their offices off military...
  • debt crisis
    Seeing unofficial red: U.S. debt almost $87 trillion says San Diego professor
    Officially, the debt of the United States of America is said to be about $16.9 trillion, but an economics professor, James Hamilton of the University of California at San Diego, says the official figure doesn't consider what he calls the "...
  • Obama
    Millions in U.S. farm subsidies are sent to dead farmers
    It was either Mark Twain or Benjamin Franklin (or Daniel Defoe) who said, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” Whichever sage was responsible for that great quote might have added “and farm subsidies.”Citing...
  • Ammunition
    GAO investigating DHS ammo procurements
    Gun Rights Examiner has confirmed a report published yesterday by U.S. News’ Whispers that the Government Accountability Office is launching an investigation into ammunition procurements by the Department of Homeland Security has the...
  • F-35 report card
    F-35 gets mixed report card
    The U.S. Defense Department’s troubled F-35 Lightning II program made progress on several fronts in 2012 but continues to face affordability challenges and other risks, a congressional watchdog agency said April 17.The $400 billion program,...
  • Malian citizens reaction
    French oust al Qaeda from Gao, Mali (Photos)
    Searching for lessons in foreign policy and military operations from the French in Mali, there is this fresh report about the French assault on al Qaeda that were holding the road to the airport in Gao, Mali. The story was in the Arizona Daily Sun...