Jeff Foust reports on a talk by Mark Albrecht, who was on the National Space Council during the George H. W. Bush administration. Albrecht discussed the three powerful constituencies that have handicapped NASA: NASA’s problem with - Space Politics However, he said he preferred to find ways to enact what he believes are the necessary changes without slashing NASA’s budget. “Let’s just think about what we could do with NASA at $17.3 billion, if we really, really focused it, and really got rid of the redundancy,” he said. “At $17.3 billion we could have an absolutely unbelievable space program.”===
John Kelly discusses the problem of huge cost overruns and delays that plague space projects throughout the government's space efforts: Delays, overruns leave space program in crisis - Florida Today.