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Paul Broun, Chris Stewart Question NOAA Chinese Weather Satellite Plan

Two chairman of House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees are questioning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s plan to use data from two Chinese satellites to produce weather forecasts, FCW reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) asked NOAA officials in a hearing why they did not have other options to …

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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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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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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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AIA: Sequestration Puts NASA, NOAA Jobs at Risk

A study from the Aerospace Industries Association says sequestration cuts will lead to more than 22,000 job losses at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GovExec reports. The study, conducted by George Mason University economics professor Stephen Fuller, said 22,000 contractor positions at NASA and 2,500 jobs at …

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NOAA Head Jane Lubchenco to Step Down

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will step down from her position at the end of February 2013, according to the Washington Post. Jason Samenow of the Post’s Capital Weather Gang blog writes her departure follows nearly seven months after Jack Hayes retired as head of …

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White House: Sequestration Brings Science Funds Down 8%

Fiscal year 2013 funding for federal science programs will go down 8.2 percent if cuts under sequestration take effect starting in January, Science magazine reports. These figures are part of a report the White House released Friday, detailing which line items in the federal budget would be cut under sequestration. …

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GAO Shows Concern On NOAA Satellite Program Cost, Schedule

A recent government audit found there is a chance that a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite program could go over both budget and schedule, FierceGovernment IT reports. According to the Government Accountability Office, NOAA did not adjust the launch date of the GOES-R program after delaying a program-wide critical …

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