(j3.2006) Won't be in Toronto

John Reid John.Reid
Fri May 4 03:54:35 EDT 2012

Van Snyder wrote:
> I won't be at the Toronto meeting.

I am very sorry to hear this. We will miss you.
> The problem this year appears to be primarily foreign travel.  I was
> told that the edict didn't issue from the executive branch.  The NASA HQ
> bureaucrats blamed Congress.  They implied that the problem wasn't
> primarily cost, but rather perception.  They claim there's been a
> clampdown for several years, but if that were so, how did the GSA junket
> to Las Vegas sneak in?

I just don't understand why, having appointed you as their international 
representative, your country does not permit you to travel to an 
adjacent friendly country. How does that improve the perception of your 
country by the international community?

If there is anything I can do in my role of Convener to help, please say.


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