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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Geostationary operational environmental satellites [electronic resource] : progress has been made, but improvements are needed to effectively manage risks : report to Congressional requesters / United States Government Accountability Office.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2007]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-08-18    ---  Available
Description ii, 37 p. : digital, PDF file
System Details Mode of access: Internet.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 24, 2007).
"October 2007"
Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548.
Summary The Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with the aid of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), plans to procure the next generation of geostationary operational environmental satellites, called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R series (GOES-R). This series is considered critical to the United States' ability to maintain the continuity of data required for weather forecasting through the year 2028. GAO was asked to (1) assess the status and plans for GOES-R, and (2) evaluate whether NOAA is adequately mitigating key technical and programmatic risks. To do so, GAO analyzed contractor and program data and interviewed officials from NOAA and NASA.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-08-18."
Subject Meteorological satellites -- United States.
Satellite meteorology.
Added Title Progress has been made, but improvements are needed to effectively manage risks
Running Title GOES-R
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-08-18

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