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NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory Takes Off

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a solar monitoring satellite into space to measure solar wind conditions and monitor solar activity. NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida and is scheduled to reach its final destination nearly 110 days from launch, the Commerce …

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Profile: Ron Bewtra, NOAA CTO

Ron Bewtra is the chief technology officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Bewtra is currently responsible for NOAA’s big data partnership initiative with the goal of seeking collaborators to extract value from data, launch new businesses and create jobs. He also works to lead the agency’s high-performance computing integrated …

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Joe Klimavicz: DOJ Adopts Service Brokerage for IT Acquisitions

Joe Klimavicz, chief information officer at the Justice Department, will implement a service broker model for the agency’s acquisition of IT services and infrastructure to replace a traditional in-house process, FCW reported Friday. Colby Hochmuth writes that Justice will join other agencies such as the Defense Department and National Nuclear Security Administration to source IT from external service providers …

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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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