Sorry but no. I was a NASA contractor supporting space shuttle and space station operations for decades less than decades ago. The people sitting at the consoles at Goddard and JPL telling these satellites what to do are NASA employees not contractors. That includes the QC people. I know. I've sat in enough meetings with them.
Good for you. Space Shuttle much? I was on a contractor on a development team that lost a satellite launch (not from Space Shuttle). We rocket scientists are all powerful, bow down and worship our ... science. I guess our actual experience (with aerospace in general) isn't consistent ... so reality mustn't be consistent. All government work, direct or contractor, is dependent on politics.
In other non-space work since, I have seen related government failure ... keep trying to save them from themselves but ... who will save he contracting company from their mistakes? I will tell you what works, repeated failure, but not giving up, but with the non-PC ability to correct mistakes. I have seen projects killed, that could have worked, but the management/customer gave up.