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Complex math stumps NASA, wastes millions on incorrect contractor payments

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If you thought math wouldn't be a problem for rocket scientists, you'd be wrong. NASA has been overpaying contractors because the math officials there use to calculate performance awards is "overly complex," leading to $66.4 million in potential overpayments, according to a new report by the space agency's Office of the Inspector General . "Determining the correct formula is so confusing...