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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Aviation weather [electronic resource] : agencies need to improve performance measurement and fully address key challenges : report to congressional requesters.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-843    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 30 p.) : ill., map
Note Title from title screen (GAO, viewed on Feb. 18, 2011).
Signed: "David A. Powner"--P. 23.
"[report to] The Honorable Bart Gordon, Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives; The Honorable Brad Miller, Chairman, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives"--P. 1.
"September 2010."
Original Version Online version: Mode of access Internet (U.S. Government Accountability Office Web site (U.S. GAO)).
System Details System requirements: Internet accessible device; Internet browser, Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader.
File Type Text documents ([31] p. : col. ill.) as PDF files.
Form Available online from the U.S. Government Accountability Office Web site (U.S. GAO).
Summary "The National Weather Service's (NWS) weather products are a vital component of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control system. In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, NWS also provides on-site staff at each of FAA's en route centers - the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower and terminal areas. NWS's on-site staff is called a center weather service unit. For several years, NWS and FAA have been exploring options for improving the aviation weather services provided at en route centers. GAO agreed to (1) determine the status of the agencies' efforts to restructure aviation weather services, (2) assess the agencies' progress in establishing performance baselines in order to measure the effect of any changes, and (3) evaluate plans to address key challenges. To do so, GAO evaluated agency progress and plans and compared agency efforts with leading practices"--Highlights.
Contents Background -- NWS and FAA officials agreed to improve services, but this agreement is not fully defined -- NWS made progress in measuring center weather service unit performance but has not yet established performance baselines or reported on key measures -- NWS and FAA have not fully addressed key challenges -- Conclusions -- Recommendations for executive action -- Agency comments and our evaluation -- Appendix I : Objectives, scope, and methodology -- Appendix II : Key FAA concerns and NWS steps to address them -- Appendix III : Comments from the Department of Commerce -- Appendix IV : GAO contact and staff acknowledgments -- Tables.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Includes "Highlights of GAO-10-843."
Subject Air traffic control.
Weather forecasting -- United States.
United States. National Weather Service.
Added Author Powner, David A.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.
United States. National Weather Service.
United States. Federal Aviation Administration.
Added Title Agencies need to improve performance measurement and fully address key challenges
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-843

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