Doesn't say in what forum their discussion was held. The quotes below should be enough to get NASA to fund Polywell. I also have a bridge for sale if you think that will happen.
“Game-changing” technology for future space exploration should include nuclear-fusion propulsion that could enable trips to Mars in the two weeks NASA’s space shuttles normally spend in space, according to a panel of longtime space science experts.
NASA’s Fiscal 2011 budget calls for a major investment in technology development to enable future exploration. But while Grunsfeld and others extolled the virtues of nuclear fusion as a game-changing in-space propulsion technology, it is not listed as part of the technology-development effort. Neither is a search for new ways of getting to space.
“Access to space isn’t on the charts, and that is to me one of the biggest game changers out there,” said Walt Faulconer, former chief scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. “If you go back to the rocket equation, the biggest part of the delta-v is getting off the planet.”
My thoughts exactly.