(j3.2006) Won't be in Toronto

Bill Long longb
Thu May 3 19:07:45 EDT 2012

On 5/3/12 5:44 PM, Van Snyder wrote:
> I won't be at the Toronto meeting.
> The NASA bureaucracy has second-guessed the travel bureaucracy at JPL.
> Six weeks after JPL approved my travel to the Toronto meeting, NASA HQ
> says I can't go.  One wonders why anybody at JPL has budget authority in
> the first place.

Is this a structural problem?  Will it affect air travel to any J3 or 
WG* meeting?  Or is it just a temporary issue? I'm guessing (hoping) you 
can still drive to Las Vegas (for example, in October).

> JPL had purchased a nonrefundable airline ticket for me, which included
> travel to Santander, Spain, for the IFIP WG 2.5 meeting.  If I don't
> re-use it before March 22 of next year, JPL (and the American taxpayer)
> are out $2296.70.  If I do use it, the fee is only $200 more.  This is
> how Congress and NASA save taxpayers' money.
> They also screwed me because I had bought a nonrefundable airline ticket
> for my wife to meet me in Spain.  NASA HQ didn't offer to reimburse me
> to the tune of $1198.20.
> I have one dinky paper about editorial issues, which I'll be putting on
> the server for /edit to ponder.
> Dan will need to serve as head of delegation, or appoint somebody else.

Dan would seem like the "obvious" candidate.  I think he's the only 
other US citizen on the committee with official ANSI training.


> There won't be any duties for the treasurer.
> Van
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