Serial No. 114-86: Examining the Nation's Current and Next Generation Weather Satellite Programs, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 7, 2016 [open pdf - 5MB]
This is the July 7, 2016 hearing on "Examining the Nation's Current and Next Generation Weather Satellite Programs" held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Chairman Lamar Smith: "The Science Committee has held many hearings on NOAA's [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] troubled weather satellite programs over the years. These problems largely stem from the Federal Government's ill-fated consolidation of civilian and military weather and climate systems, which created slow, costly, and inefficient inter-agency programs to handle our weather prediction. [...] This Committee needs assurance that NOAA will get its government satellite spending under control and be able to meet future forecasting needs. Congress should not continue to fund an over-budget program that has not performed up to standards." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stephen Volz, David Powner, Ralph Stoffler, and Cristina Chaplain.
Serial Number 114-86; Serial No. 114-86
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