Executive representatives of Boeing and SpaceX will testify at a House hearing next week, alongside the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), NASA and the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. The organizations will sit before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s (SST) space subcommittee, chaired by Brian Babin (R-TX).

Testifying for Boeing will be John Mulholland, VP and Program Manager or Commercial Programs for Boeing Space Exploration. Dr. Hans Koenigsmann, VP of Build and Flight Reliability, will testify for SpaceX.

Both firms are under scrutiny for quality system issues, as discovered by the US Dept. of Defense’s QMS audits which found major nonconformities at SpaceX and United Launch Alliance, the latter of which is a joint operation between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Those audits were concerned with the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, while the testimony before the House committee next week is related to NASA’s Commercial Crew launch program.

NASA has pushed back SpaceX’s missions related to Commercial Crew, raising questions if the move was due to quality system concerns.

Oxebridge is pressing the same House committee to open new testimony by ANSI, which oversees ISO and AS standard development and accreditation in the US. ANSI CEO Joe Bhatia testified before that committee in 2012, assuring Congress that all was well; since that time, ANSI’s daughter organization, ANAB, has been found at the center of a number of major US scandals, including having accredited the registrars used for SpaceX, ULA, and the other firms investigated by the Dept. of Defense.

Boeing and SpaceX are targeting crewed flights of their rockets by November and December 2018, respectively. These dates are not expected to be held, however.

Boeing’s Tim Lee is a major figure on the IAQG, which authors the AS9100 standard. SpaceX has no representatives on the IAQG.