Dynetics HLS NASA. Mark Lewis, who until January was acting deputy undersecretary of defense for research and

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[ Dynetics HLS protest argues NASA should have revised competition after budget shortfall ]

WASHINGTON ‘ NASA should have revised its approach to the Human Landing System (HLS) program or withdrawn the solicitation entirely once it was clear the agency didn’t have the funding to support two companies, one of the losing bidders argues in its protest of the award that has resulted in NASA suspending its work with the winner, SpaceX.

Dynetics, who filed a protest April 26 with the Government Accountability Office over NASA’s decision to make a single HLS ‘Option A’ award to SpaceX, argued NASA chose ‘the most anti-competitive and high risk option available’ when it decided to proceed with a single award despite receiving only about one fourth of the $3.3 billion it requested for the program in fiscal year 2021.

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Not to change the topic here:

NASA ignored viable alternatives in its moon award, latest protest charges

‘ Pressure grows on NASA to rethink its decision to award SpaceX the only contract for a moon lander.

‘ A former senator is unanimously confirmed to run the space agency as it reports progress in the administration’s first 100 days.

‘ A new space acquisition agency has a head start, but the bureaucracy threatens to slow it down, says a Pentagon veteran running a new tech institute.

‘CHANGES THE MINDSET’: Can the Space Development Agency, the Pentagon’s new acquisition arm, avoid the quicksand of the military’s notoriously slow and cumbersome approach to weapons and technology development? Mark Lewis, who until January was acting deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and now heads the new Emerging Technologies Institute at the National Defense Industrial Association, hopes so. But he sounds far from convinced.

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