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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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Joseph Klimavicz to Join Justice Dept as CIO

Joseph Klimavicz, formerly chief information officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for seven years, will serve in the same capacity at the Justice Department starting next month, Information Week reported Friday. Elena Malykhina writes that Klimavicz will succeed Luke McCormack, who was named CIO of the Department of Homeland Security in November, and …

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Lockheed-Built Military Weather Satellite Set to Launch; Sue Stretch Comments

A Lockheed Martin satellite built for the U.S. Air Force‘s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program is scheduled to launch on Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Lockheed said Wednesday that military forecasters use DMSP satellites to monitor global weather systems and gather atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial and space environment data for deployed …

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Raytheon’s Mitch Jukanovich: NOAA Among Agencies at Forefront of Cross-Domain Push

Weather forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are increasingly looking to use cross-domain information sharing products for personnel at other agencies to use, Mitch Jukanovich writes in a column for GCN. Jukanovich, director of intelligence and civilian agencies at Raytheon Cyber Products Company, defines cross-domain products as “integrated systems …

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NOAA Seeks to Fix Gap in Weather Data Sourcing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is studying ways to mitigate a gap in weather data sourcing that could occur between 2014 and 2017, FCW reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes the agency commissioned a study that examines 44 options to fix the potential problem that, if not addressed, could affect …

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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 to Receive $476M from Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will receive $476 million from the $50 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill that is awaiting President Barack Obama‘s signature. According to a NextGov article, the NOAA funds include $96 million for improvements in weather forecasts and $110 million for alternatives to long delayed replacements …

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Laura Furgione Named NWS Acting Assistant Admin

Laura Furgione, a nearly two-decade veteran of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will serve as acting assistant administrator for the National Weather Service. In a May 25 announcement, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco said shewill succeed Dr. Jack Hayes, who announced his plans to retire from his post. Furgione will be responsible …

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