NOAA

 
9 Nov 2006

"We in Congress need to provide NOAA and its employees clear direction and the tools they require to perform critical missions and functions that affect the everyday lives of all Americans. This bill provides that direction, strengthens science at the agency, and improves Congressional oversight of NOAA." - Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI)

 
9 Jul 2010

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report requested by the  House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and  Oversight sheds light on years of technical delays, administrative mismanagement,  and the spiraling cost of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental  Satellite System (NPOESS).

 
2 Jun 2010

The May 21 meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) featured discussions ranging from oceans to energy, and touched on several pending PCAST reports.

 
28 Jan 2010

On January 20, Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN)  gaveled the first hearing of the House Committee on Science and Technology of  2010 into session, beginning what will be a legacy effort to reauthorize the  America COMPETES Act (see FYI #84) set to expire at  the end of this fiscal year.

Gordon provided an overview of the committee’s work in 2010 saying:

 
26 Jun 2014

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on June 10 to discuss the potential benefits of earthquake early warning systems.  Representatives heard from witnesses about warning systems used in other countries including Japan, Mexico, Romania and Mongolia and discussed the cost benefits of developing a national warning system for the United States. 

 
12 Jun 2014

The Senate Appropriations Committee released its report on Tuesday accompanying the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.  Report 113-181 provides the appropriators’ recommendations regarding the agencies funded by S. 2437.  The House Appropriations Committee developed its own version of this funding legislation in early May.

 
23 May 2014

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space held a May 9 hearing to discuss space traffic management with a particular focus on orbital debris.  “The threat of orbital debris in key orbits around the Earth is a very real and a serious issue,” noted Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL).  The subcommittee was interested in investigating the state of space traffic management and wanted to hear how Congress can ensure a safe and secure space environment. 

 
8 May 2014

Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee released an unnumbered Full Committee Print to accompany the FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. This is a draft version of the committee report that is to be issued providing all-important language on the departments and agencies funded by this bill.  This FYI reviews selected programs of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discussed in the report. 

Pages

Subscribe to NOAA