Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SAC-D Hearing on National Security Space Launch Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee (SAC-D) held a hearing on 5 March concerning National Security Space Launch Programs. The written testimony and webcast is available from the Senate website:
Chairman Durbin's opening statement emphasized that this hearing had some features that were a bit unusual,
It's been the general practice of the appropriations committee to direct questions about acquisitions programs to the government officials responsible for the use of tax-payer money. Today, we're taking a different approach by going into the details of the EELV program with the two companies most involved in the upcoming competition, as well as two distinguished experts in space acquisitions.