National Archives and Records Administration

Eliminate unnecessary failure analysis

An employee at KSC recently performed an engineering analysis of a broken office chair. The chair was 17 years old, and was subjected to metallurgical and electron microscopy analysis. See the following for full details:


Performing such an analysis on a piece of cheap 17-year old office furniture is poor use of tax dollars. These kinds of decisions demonstrate a lack of common sense.

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Idea No. 2942