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Commerce Dept: NOAA Renames Weather Satellite GOES-16 After Entry Into Geostationary Orbit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially named its first geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 nearly 10 days after it launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket on Nov. 19. Lockheed Martin-built GOES-16, previously known as GOES-R, has started to move into its geostationary checkout orbit after the satellite …

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Kathryn Sullivan, Lawrence Strickling: Agencies Look to Satellites for Weather Forecasts

Developments in satellite technology have helped bolster the accuracy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather forecasting capabilities, said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan and National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator Lawrence Strickling. Sullivan and Strickling wrote in a guest post published Friday the agencies have sought to support government response efforts for natural disasters in the …

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Stephen Volz to Lead NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service; Kathryn Sullivan Comments

Stephen Volz, formerly associate director for flight programs within NASA‘s earth science division, has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as assistant administrator of satellite and information service. Volz will succeed Mary Kicza and be responsible for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, Deep Space Climate Observatory and …

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Kathryn Sullivan: NOAA Preps for Potential Satellite Coverage Gap

Kathryn Sullivan, administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has told a House subcommittee that NOAA is exploring additional weather data sources in case a satellite coverage gap occurs, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Sullivan testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s environment subcomittee to …

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State Dept, DHS Nominees Receive Senate Confirmation

The Senate has confirmed Michael Hammer on Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Chile with a unanimous vote, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Colby Itkowitz and Al Kamen write that Hammer, a career foreign service officer and assistant secretary of state for public affairs, will escort Vice President Joe Biden and …

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Richard Nolan: NOAA Should Reprogram Funds Under Sequestration

Rep. Richard Nolan (D-Minn.) has written a letter to the Commerce Department asking it to not furlough the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s workers and reprogram funds to manage sequestration. Nolan asked Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and acting NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan recommends NOAA’s funds be reprogrammed to cover the …

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NOAA Employees to Be Furloughed 4 Days Under Sequestration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will furlough its employees for four days starting in July as the agency could not offset automatic cuts under sequestration through a hiring freeze. Furloughs are currently scheduled for July 5, July 19, Aug. 5 and Aug. 30, Federal News Radio reports. Kathryn Sullivan, …

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