Impacts of sequestration at NASA Langley TBD
Center Director Lesa Roe held a brief Town Hall meeting Monday, March 4, to address the potential impact of sequestration on NASA's Langley Research Center.
Although specific details about impacts are still being worked, Roe said that the sequestration will delay the resumption of human launches from U.S. soil, and the development of new space vehicles and technologies.
"Langley impacts are TBD," she said.
Roe did note that the "increased scrutiny" of certain activities, including the hiring of new personnel, the issuance of monetary merit awards, and involvement in any training, conferences or travel would continue, and acknowledged that although every step is being taken to minimize the impacts of the cuts, there is the possibility that contract agreements and contractors could be affected.
Without further specifics to share, Roe pledged to keep the center informed over the coming weeks.
"I don't have a lot of information to share with you today," she said. "I will get it out as soon as we get information through our CFO's office on more specific, exact cuts."