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Group Welcomes Sen. Grassley\'s Probe Of Google\'s

Group Welcomes Sen. Grassley's Probe Of Google's Use Of NASA Airfield; Consumer Watchdog Report Revealed How Google Bases Jet Fleet At Moffett Field

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today welcomed an investigation by Sen. Charles Grassley, (R-Iowa) into Google's use of NASA's Moffett Federal Airfield in Santa Clara County, California, near Google headquarters.

Grassley, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote Charles F. Bolden Jr., NASA Administrator, expressing concern about "troubling allegations regarding the Google fleet of aircraft housed at Moffett Airfield."

In January 2011, Consumer Watchdog released a report, Lost in the Cloud: Google and the US Government, detailing how Google has inappropriately benefited from its ties to the Obama Administration, including how NASA's Moffett Airfield, near Google's world headquarters, was turned into a taxpayer-subsidized private airport for Google and their corporate junkets.

"Whistleblowers have questioned the benefit to the U.S. government from the Google fleet being housed at Moffett Airfield," wrote Grassley. "Additionally, my office received allegations that Google has purchased jet fuel from the government at a discounted price, a price allegedly well below the market price due to its tax treatment."

"Sen. Grassley is finally asking the right tough questions about Google's sweetheart deal with NASA," said John M. Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project.

Read Sen. Grassley's letter here: http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/Article.cfm?customel_dataPageID_1502=40697

Consumer Watchdog's study found that a growing fleet of jets and helicopters based at Moffett stand ready to ferry the company's top executives near or far, for business or pleasure, for vacations or schmoozing. The trips included at least three wintertime jaunts to the Caribbean and a trip by Google's then chief executive Eric Schmidt to the Cannes Film Festival. Humanitarian groups, by contrast, have been denied access to the airport.

Read Consumer Watchdog's report, Lost in the Cloud here:

http://insidegoogle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GOOGGovfinal012411.pdf

Grassley asked Bolden to respond to these questions by May 25:

  1. How did NASA arrive at the lease amount of $3.7 million per year? Does that represent a fair market rate for the lease? Which individuals at NASA and Google negotiated the lease amount?
  2. As of the date of this letter, how many aircraft owned or operated by Google are present at Moffett Airfield? Provide detailed descriptions of all aircraft.
  3. Why does Moffett Airfield house Google aircraft and when did this arrangement begin? Provide all contracts between Google, NASA, and/or the military related to aircraft and aircraft fuel at Moffett Airfield.
  4. Please describe the agreements by which Google obtains fuel for its aircraft at Moffett Airfield and provide fueling records for each aircraft over the past five years.
  5. Are any of the aircraft used to support NASA research? Provide a specific explanation regarding the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet.4
  6. Have any NASA officials flown on the Google aircraft? Please provide a list of each official and describe the nature and purpose of each trip in detail.
  7. For each aircraft owned or operated by Google, provide all flight plans and passenger manifests for each flight originating and landing at Moffett Airfield in the last five years.
  8. In the last five years, have any other aircraft owned by private companies or individuals housed aircraft at Moffett Airfield? If yes, provide a detailed description of the aircraft, the ownership of the aircraft.

Consumer Watchdog had brought its report to the attention of Congress by sending it to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and had asked him to investigate.

Visit our website at: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org

SOURCE Consumer Watchdog

2012-05-18
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