Tag Archives: NOAA

NIST Issues 2015 Commerce Department Tech Transfer Stats

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period. NIST said Monday the department obtained 20 patents out of 30 patent applications, filed 61 invention disclosures, signed 364 research-and-development …

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NOAA Issues Draft Document for Environmental Satellite Data Acquisition Process

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a publication that describes how NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service will evaluate and procure data from commercial providers. NOAA said in a public notice posted April 8 on Regulations.gov the comment period for the Draft NESDIS Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process will be open through May 9. The agency …

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Ball Aerospace Integrates Northrop Microwave Sounder to Complete NOAA JPSS Satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System nears its launch after the integration of the fifth and final instrument — Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder. NOAA said Thursday JPSS-1 moves closer to its early 2017 launch following ATMS integration. “Soon, the spacecraft will be prepared for the environmental …

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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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NASA, NOAA to Fly Global Hawk for Hurricane Research Mission

A NASA-owned unmanned aircraft system will fly above hurricanes and other severe storms for studies through the end of September in an effort to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration improve forecasts on course and intensity. NASA said Tuesday it will operate the Global Hawk aircraft from its ground control station …

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Report: GSA, NOAA Seek to Move Forward on Agency Acquisition Reform with Upcoming Solicitations

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are due to solicit proposals in the summer that would move forward efforts to reform the government acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that the changes center on facilitating agility and efficiency in the purchase of commodity products and …

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