Re: Spot on article
You are so right, @Andre.
As a CIO at NASA, I visited the ground station for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Systems. This critical national infrastructure is essential for space communications -- yet, the heroes and she-roes supporting the critical capability is forced to keep it available and operational with a maintenance budget that is paultry.
They often resort to soldering guns, duct tape, and e-Bay to provide the means to maintain this national treasure. Every year, during the budget cycle, I ask ... why is this ok?
I never got an answer. But perhaps the answer is -- it's ok because it's government.