ABSTRACT

National Weather Service: Information on Contractor Selection and Work Performed for Its Operations and Workforce Analysis Project   [open pdf - 454KB]

From the Document: "NWS [National Weather Service], an agency within the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is the nation's official government authority charged with issuing weather forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property. [...] NWS initiated an Operations and Workforce Analysis (OWA) project in 2015. NWS established several objectives for the project, including assessing the baseline state of NWS's operations and workforce, evaluating the agency's provision of Impact-based Decision Support Services, and developing ideas to address any identified gaps in these areas. NOAA selected a contractor in 2015 to conduct work for the OWA project and awarded two task orders to the contractor in 2015 and 2016. [...] This report describes (1) NOAA's process for selecting a contractor for the OWA project and subsequent changes to the project's scope and total price and (2) the materials and services that the contractor provided to NWS and the findings and ideas the contractor and NWS developed under the OWA project."

Report Number:
GAO-20-271R
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Date:
2020-01-30
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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