I would like to blame everything on BO and his goon squad but in all probability this was/is a systemic policy stemming from laziness and too much bureaucracy that started years ago.
Indeed you are correct. However, BO is the one who shut down our STS. He is the one who started the whole Muslim outreach program at NASA. He does things daily that weaken us and expose us to those who would gladly do harm to the USA.