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Research Group Says Earth Observing Satellite Capabilities In Danger

The U.S. is at risk of losing capabilities of NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite systems used to survey the Earth’s climate conditions, FierceGovernment IT reports. Not effectively observing environmental factors will limit weather forecasting accuracy and reduce agencies’ ability to respond to natural hazards, according to a National Research …

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House Panel Hears Concerns Over Proposed 4G Network

The proposed LightSquared network, a broadband wireless network integrated with satellite coverage, has raised concerns that it interferes with devices using the Global Positioning System. The House Science Committee held a public hearing Thursday to examine the issue, hearing testimony from officials from the Transportation Department, NASA and the National …

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After Record-Breaking Storms, NOAA Wants ‘Weather-Ready’ Nation

On the heels of nine natural disasters costing $35 billion total, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to help better prepare America for severe weather. NOAA’s “weather-ready” nation initiative is a partnership with other agencies, researchers and the private sector. NOAA said the initiative strives to protect both lives …

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Report Warns of Satellite Coverage Gaps

Looming coverage gaps in U.S. satellite systems could pose a serious threat to both national security and foreign relations, says a report from the Center for a New American Security. The CNAS released its 11-page report Monday, finding the coverage gaps will directly affect the Defense Department, State Department and …

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EPA Continues to Address Oil Spill

The discussion about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far from over. Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will be holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. EST along with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Laundry to talk about the use of dispersants. Last Thursday, EPA …

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Fallen Satellite Program Sees an Uplift

The Obama administration has plans to re-energize a fallen satellite program that is over budget and out of time. Before plans can change, the administration needs to convince Congress that the changes  will be enough to fix the failing program. The White House has asked for a budget increase of …

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