This sounds a bit like the reverse of the problem at MSFC. NASA wants an SLS, but planning is so screwed up, people are still being laid off and no one knows right now when work starts back up again. At KFC, funding for work to close out Shuttle is screwed up, and they can’t even plan it 60 days out.
From Florida Today-
Layoffs of local space shuttle workers are winding down after the big hit that followed Atlantis’ landing a month ago to end the final shuttle mission.
But United Space Alliance. NASA’s prime shuttle contractor, warns more cuts could be coming because of uncertainty over NASA funding for work to close out the shuttle program.
Houston-based USA by Friday will send notices to between 150 and 200 employees working under the shuttle Transition and Retirement program.
Their jobs would end Oct. 28…