We live in a time of tight budgets. As responsible stewards of public resources, it is vitally important that we, as a federal agency, do our part to live within our means.
Most of us go through our personal budgets with a fine-tooth comb, looking for ways to cut waste and make our dollars go further. That’s what the federal government is doing right now. President Obama spoke today about the kinds of wasteful spending we should look to eliminate. You can watch the video here:
I would like to encourage all of you to do the same thing here at NASA. We are working hard to refine our day-to-day operations and get rid of wasteful spending. This is something we should do routinely anyway, but it is more important than ever as we find new ways to do more with less.
I want to hear from you. Are there things we can do to cut out wasteful spending? Are there programs, websites or facilities we can consolidate or operate more efficiently? If you have ideas, please contact your manager. Thank you for your commitment to making NASA a great place to work and the best agency in the federal government.