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GAO: 2017 Hurricane-Related Federal Contracts Hit $5.6B

The Government Accountability Office has found that 19 federal agencies had allocated more than $5.6 billion on contracts as of Dec. 31, 2017 to support initiatives in response to three hurricanes last year. GAO said in a report published Wednesday about 97 percent of those contract obligations in response to hurricanes Irma, Harvey …

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NASA Plans 6 Small Satellite Missions to Support Earth Science Research

NASA aims to launch six small satellite missions beginning this month to study Earth’s hurricanes, energy budget, aerosols and weather. The agency said Tuesday small satellites are often deployed as “secondary payload” aboard other missions’ rockets. The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes CubeSat will be launched this month to monitor changes in Earth’s energy budget …

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NOAA Updates Global Forecast System to Process 4-D Weather Data, Provide Hourly Updates; Louis Uccellini Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the Global Forecast System in an effort to process four-dimensional weather data and provide hourly updates on weather conditions. NOAA said Wednesday the update was made through the use of supercomputers that the agency acquired early this year. “The GFS is the foundation for …

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