What will Courtney Stadd's felony mean for NASA procurement?

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There's been yet another recent felony conviction of a former NASA chief-of-staff [Courtney Stadd] who also headed the Bush / Cheney transition team endeavor regarding space while subsequently serving as the White House liaison regarding it:

http://www.spacenews.com/commentaries/1 ... years.html

Given how corrupted NASA can obviously be, isn't the need becoming increasingly clear for NASA [and all other government agencies worldwide] to offer more competitive prizes and fewer contracts? Here's an interesting forum thread dedicated to the latest status of NASA's (and other agencies') [increasingly less slowly] growing list of competitive prizes:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=23173
 
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If this were the worst legacy of the Bush era I'd be happy. That prize goes to end of the Shuttle program and, for the foreseeable future, reusable spaceflight.
 
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vulture4":34f3aev4 said:
If this were the worst legacy of the Bush era I'd be happy. That prize goes to end of the Shuttle program and, for the foreseeable future, reusable spaceflight.
In any other form of enterprise, retiring a system that costs many multiples of intial design price,and even many more multiples of competitor's price is dead weight.
 
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