[ISN] Wolf Tells NASA To Cancel Chinese Visit to NASA Langley

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 00:37:32 -0600 (CST)

By Frank Morring, Jr.
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
March 06, 2013

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that 
funds NASA,, has demanded that the U.S. space agency revoke a reported 
invitation to Chinese officials for an Earth-observation coordination 
conference at Langley Research Center next week.

In a March 4 letter to Administrator Charles Bolden, Wolf said he has learned 
that Chinese participants will be included in a meeting of the Committee on 
Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) strategic implementation team at Langley 
March 12-14.

Under a law drafted by Wolf, a frequent critic of China’s human rights and 
intelligence practices, NASA or the White House science office must certify to 
Congress that there will be no national security threat from an upcoming 
Chinese visit at least 14 days before the event.

Since the upcoming meeting falls within that limit, and there has apparently 
been no such certification, Wolf says “hosting of any Chinese visitors would be 
in clear violation of the law.

“Accordingly, I expect any participation by official Chinese visitors will be 
promptly canceled,” he continued.


Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore
Best Selling Security Books and More!
Received on Wed Mar 06 2013 - 22:37:32 PST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Wed Mar 06 2013 - 22:29:01 PST