Here is an account of an intriguing review carried out by NASA in response to a civilian Request for Review.
NASA’s webpage on the Data Quality Act states:
In accordance with the President’s Management Council, NASA implements the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) following requirements for quality of information. Section 515, “OMB Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies” and NASA Guidelines for Quality of Information.
The latter document contains clauses permitting affected persons to request correction of information disseminated by NASA as follows:
D.1. Requesting Correction of Information by NASA: If an affected person believes that information disseminated by NASA does not meet the guidelines for quality (utility, objectivity, and integrity), he or she may seek correction of the information
The webpage includes a report on a Request for Correction and their disposition of the request. In a separate category, they also report on a Request for Review and their disposition of this request. The Request for Review is entitled <a href="http://www.sti.nasa.gov/rfr_10-28-06_mars_exploration_rover.pdf (73K) and the Response RFR_Response_10-28-06_Mars Exploration Rover (102K) Here are the allegations dutifully investigated by NASA:
In response, NASA carried out the requested review concluding that “none of the Rover behaviors alleged in this web article are true”.