The latest from Dale

  • Letter: Buck Rogers and the FAR

    I have known Rick Tumlinson for several years and I appreciate his enthusiasm for space. However, I think he may be poorly informed in a couple of instances. For instance, in his Space News commentary, “More Bang for Our Buck Rogers Bucks” [June 6, page 19] he denigrates adherence to Federal Acquisition Regulations, FAR, and advocates for less control over contractors. Why? So the contractors can do more of what they want, and less of what the government wants? I think one purpose of FAR is to assure public money is well spent. If one doesn’t wish to abide by FAR regulations then all that is needed is to not accept public money. One can do anything one wants with his own money.