NASA Accountability and Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO) Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Science will convene a hearing titled, “NASA Accountability and Oversight,” at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. This oversight hearing will examine NASA’s private sector partnerships to identify potential best practices, including programmatic risk management, cost and schedule control, and necessary oversight structures. Topics such as NASA’s multi-directorate approach to Artemis, International Space Station transition and low Earth orbit (“LEO”) commercialization, commercial Earth observation data buys, and other collaboration models will be considered.

WITNESSESS:

  • Mr. James Free, Associate Administrator, NASA Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate
  • Mr. James Reuter, Associate Administrator, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
  • Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate
  • Mr. W. William Russell, Director, Government Accountability Office Contracting & National Security Acquisitions Team
  • Dr. Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at the George Washington University

DETAILS:

Subcommittee on Space and Science

2:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253

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Majority Statement

Testimony

  • Mr. James Free, Associate Administrator, NASA Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate; Mr. James Reuter, Associate Administrator, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate; Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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  • W. William Russell

    Director
    Government Accountability Office Contracting & National Security Acquisitions Team
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  • Dr. Scott Pace

    Director
    Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at the George Washington University
    Download Testimony (148.83 KB)