Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 16:28:52 -0700 (MST)
Subject: DPS Mailing #01-06: Chair notes - Grant Delays

Greetings, DPS Members-

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NOTES FROM THE CHAIR - Responses Regarding NASA Grant Delays

The impacts due to delays in NASA grant notification and funding are broad and 
serious. Thank you to all who have responded to my request for information. I 
have posted your responses (with obvious identifiers removed) at

http://www.aas.org/~dps/nfc/responses.html

These only sample the impact on our community and institutions. If you wish to 
add to these, or communicate with me further on this matter, I want to hear 
from you (dpschair@aas.org). 

Your statements together create a powerful argument, requiring both immediate 
and long term resolution of problems existing at NASA Headquarters. NASA 
research programs should not rely on what are essentially loans from 
universities, private companies, and personal credit cards.  Scientists in 
NASA programs should not have to work without pay, nor be searching for other 
jobs, because of bureaucratic issues at Headquarters.

Mark V. Sykes (dpschair@aas.org)

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                      Nick Schneider, on behalf of the DPS Committee
                      (submissions to Al Harris: awharris@lithos.jpl.nasa.gov)