It certainly does seem to support that claim -- but I wondered about the authenticity of the company that the badge lists as the company that Hoagland represents: HOAGLAND CO. I requested more information in the following polite post:
Could we know a little more about the HOAGLAND CO. that the GSFC temporary badge declares that he represents?
Was it a public corporation? Where was it headquartered? Who were its principal officers? How many employees?
Thanks -- this is just to see if he actually was a contractor, or perhaps just a one-day visitor, admitted to give an invited talk to an employee interest group.
Mike Bara refused to answer. I find that suspicious.