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Corp Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Title Polar-orbiting environmental satellites : with costs increasing and data continuity at risk, improvements needed in tri-agency decision making : report to congressional requesters.
Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 ONLINE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION  GA 1.13:GAO-09-564    ONLINE  
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.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Rules and practice.
Meteorological satellites -- United States -- Costs.
Satellite meteorology.
Alt Name Powner, David A.
Add Title Polar orbiting environmental satellites : with costs increasing and data continuity at risk, improvements needed in tri-agency decision making
With costs increasing and data continuity at risk, improvements needed in tri-agency decision making
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 ONLINE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION  GA 1.13:GAO-09-564    ONLINE  
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.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Rules and practice.
Meteorological satellites -- United States -- Costs.
Satellite meteorology.
Alt Name Powner, David A.
Add Title Polar orbiting environmental satellites : with costs increasing and data continuity at risk, improvements needed in tri-agency decision making
With costs increasing and data continuity at risk, improvements needed in tri-agency decision making
Description iii, 46 pages : digital, PDF file
System Details System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 6/20/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09564.pdf ; current access available via PURL.
Summary The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) is a tri-agency acquisition, managed by the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), that has experienced escalating costs, schedule delays, and technical difficulties. As the often-delayed launch of its demonstration satellite draws closer, these problems continue. GAO was asked to (1) identify the status and risks of key program components, (2) assess the NPOESS Executive Committee's ability to fulfill its responsibilities, and (3) evaluate efforts to identify an alternative system integrator for later NPOESS satellites. To do so, GAO analyzed program and contractor data, attended program reviews, and interviewed agency officials. GAO is making recommendations to the Secretaries of Commerce and Defense and to the Administrator of NASA to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Executive Committee.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-09-564."
OCLC # 405112640