The White House chief budgeteer Rob Portman told reporters Tuesday that the Administration’s estimate of $110 billion to fund the war in Iraq for Fiscal 2007 is too low. He believes it could go as high—or higher—that last year’s $120 billion. The amount, said Portman, hinges on the new plan the Administration ultimately formulates.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.