Under development for years by the military and the defense industry, lasers have moved from science-fiction fantasy, to the laboratory and, just recently, to the Persian Gulf.
The contractor becomes the second provider of background checks to be hit in recent months.
The inspector general’s report is the second in recent months to accuse a top-ranking VA acquisitions official.
While the Orion test flight was “flawless,” the space program has “technical and funding issues.”
The company that lost a big contract says the government didn’t share information after a cyberattack.
The unmanned mission is seen as the first step toward eventually bringing humans to Mars.
Orion was expected to travel farther than any spacecraft designed for human travel in more than 40 years.
It has taken a lot longer than many expected, but NASA is about to test the Orion spacecraft. If all goes as planned, it will go farther than any spacecraft designed for humans has gone in more than 40 years.
Reforming the way the Defense Department buys weapons and oversees programs is in the spotlight.
The effort gives the DOD the ability to more easily hold private security contractors accountable.