The Resource Geostationary operational environmental satellites : acquisition is under way, but improvements needed in management and oversight : report to congressional requesters

Geostationary operational environmental satellites : acquisition is under way, but improvements needed in management and oversight : report to congressional requesters

Label
Geostationary operational environmental satellites : acquisition is under way, but improvements needed in management and oversight : report to congressional requesters
Title
Geostationary operational environmental satellites
Title remainder
acquisition is under way, but improvements needed in management and oversight : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
Acquisition is under way, but improvements needed in management and oversight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 Satellite-R series (GOES-R). GOES-R is to replace the current series of satellites, which will likely begin to reach the end of their useful lives in approximately 2014. 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) determine the status of the GOES-R program, (2) evaluate whether plans for the acquisition address problems experienced on similar programs, and (3) determine whether NOAA's plan will be adequate to support current data requirements. To do so, GAO analyzed contractor and program data and interviewed officials from NOAA and NASA. GAO is recommending that the program take steps to improve management and oversight and determine whether and how to recover certain capabilities that were removed from the program. In commenting on a draft of this report, the Acting Secretary of Commerce agreed with GAO's recommendations and stated that the agency plans to implement them
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • GOES (Meteorological satellite)
  • Geostationary satellites
  • Meteorological satellites
Label
Geostationary operational environmental satellites : acquisition is under way, but improvements needed in management and oversight : report to congressional requesters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on Apr. 24, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-323."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 37 pages :digital, PDF file
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 4/24/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09323.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Geostationary operational environmental satellites : acquisition is under way, but improvements needed in management and oversight : report to congressional requesters
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on Apr. 24, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-323."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 37 pages :digital, PDF file
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 4/24/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09323.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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