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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Polar-orbiting environmental satellites [electronic resource] : agencies must act quickly to address risks that jeopardize the continuity of weather and climate data : report to congressional committees.

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

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-558    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 43 p.) : ill.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Title from PDF title screen (GAO, viewed June 30, 2010).
"May 2010."
Summary In the 8 years since a contract was awarded, the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), a tri-agency program managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has experienced escalating costs, schedule delays, and ineffective interagency management. The launch date for a demonstration satellite has been delayed by over 5 years and the cost estimate for the program has more than doubled, to about $15 billion. In February 2010, a Presidential task force decided to disband NPOESS and, instead, have the agencies undertake separate acquisitions. GAO was asked to (1) assess efforts to establish separate satellite programs; (2) evaluate the status and risks of the NPOESS components still under development; and (3) evaluate the implications of using the demonstration satellite's data operationally. To do so, GAO analyzed program management and cost data, attended program reviews, and interviewed agency officials. GAO is making recommendations to NOAA and DOD to address key risks in transitioning to their respective new programs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-10-558."
Subject National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System -- Management.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- Rules and practice.
United States. Department of Defense -- Rules and practice.
Meteorological satellites -- United States.
Satellite meteorology.
Added Title Agencies must act quickly to address risks that jeopardize the continuity of weather and climate data
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-558

 
    
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