By NICK SCHWELLENBACH
This morning the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) acknowledged POGO's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for studies related to the development of a future heavy-lift rocket that is intended to send astronauts into deep space. As the space shuttle retires and NASA embarks on several massive new initiatives, POGO is keeping an eye on NASA contracting. Many of the big players are the same as those in the defense procurement world, and many of the same problems appear to exist at NASA as at the Department of Defense.
Nick Schwellenbach is POGO's Director of Investigations. Follow Nick on Twitter.