Tag Archives: Norm Augustine

Top 10 Predictions for government contracting in 2010

By now you’ve had your fill of top 10 lists for 2010. But this is one list you don’t want to miss. What will 2010 hold for Government Contracting? What shape will collaboration take between industry and government in addressing the tough issues of the day? ExecutiveBiz brought that question …

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OMB contracting cuts: Answer to government waste?

Norm Augustine once said that a bureaucracy’s idea of moving out is to hit the ground sitting. Not this time. In what OMB Deputy Director of Management Jeff Zients is calling a “very fast start,” federal agencies are nearly halfway through reaching a two-year goal set by President Obama back …

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Space Race “Inevitable”

Though Beijing has vocally opposed the “weaponization” of space in the past, China’s air force chief, General Xu Qiliang, this week called military competition in space “inevitable.” Is dramatically increased funding for NASA also inevitable? The remarks, indicated a major policy shift from their previous demands for a ban on …

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Norm Augustine’s Report on NASA’s Bleak Future

After just seven more missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Shuttle will retire without a replacement.  Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, chair of the United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee review, has published his committee’s findings, and NASA’s budgetary future looks bleak. Augustine told PBS “the human space flight …

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