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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
Bib ID 4271903
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
United States. Government Accountability Office
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2007] 
ii, 37 p. : digital, PDF file. 
Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 10/24/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0818.pdf ; current access available via PURL. 

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.

Notes

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.

"GAO-08-18."

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Meteorological satellites -- United States.  |  Satellite meteorology.
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Progress has been made, but improvements are needed to effectively manage risks

GOES-R

Available From GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD) 
Govt. Doc. Number GA 1.13:GAO-08-18 

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