B


Prior Assessments of the
Modernization and Associated Restructuring

TABLE B.1 National Research Council reports related to the Modernization and Associated Restructuring


Report Title   Publication Year

Toward a New National Weather Service: A First Report   1991
Revised Standards for Entry-Level Meteorologists in Federal Government: A Letter Report   1992
Toward a New National Weather Service: Second Report   1992
Review of Modernization Criteria   1993
National Weather Service Employee Feedback   1994
Weather for Those Who Fly   1994
Assessment of NEXRAD Coverage and Associated Weather Services   1995
Aviation Weather Services: A Call for Federal Leadership and Action   1995
The Importance of the U.S. Weather Research Program for NWS Modernization   1996
Preliminary Assessment of the Operational Test and Evaluation Process for the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System   1996
Assessment of Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Operations and Services   1996
Continuity of NOAA Satellites   1997
An Assessment of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System   1997
Future of the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Network   1998
A Vision for the National Weather Service; Road Map for the Future   1999
Review of the Draft Plan for the Modernization and Associated Restructuring Demonstration   1999



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B Prior Assessments of the Modernization and Associated Restructuring TABLE B.1 National Research Council reports related to the Modernization and Associated Restructuring Report Title Publication Year Toward a New National Weather Service: A First Report 1991 Revised Standards for Entry-Level Meteorologists in Federal Government: A Letter Report 1992 Toward a New National Weather Service: Second Report 1992 Review of Modernization Criteria 1993 National Weather Service Employee Feedback 1994 Weather for Those Who Fly 1994 Assessment of NEXRAD Coverage and Associated Weather Services 1995 Aviation Weather Services: A Call for Federal Leadership and Action 1995 The Importance of the U.S. Weather Research Program for NWS Modernization 1996 Preliminary Assessment of the Operational Test and Evaluation Process for the Advanced Weather 1996 Interactive Processing System Assessment of Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Operations and Services 1996 Continuity of NOAA Satellites 1997 An Assessment of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System 1997 Future of the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Network 1998 A Vision for the National Weather Service; Road Map for the Future 1999 Review of the Draft Plan for the Modernization and Associated Restructuring Demonstration 1999 91

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92 APPENDIX B TABLE B.2 U.S. General Accounting Office reports related to the Modernization and Associated Restructuring Report Title Report Number Publication Date Weather Satellites: Cost Growth and Development Delays Jeopardize GAO/NSIAD-89-169 June 1989 U.S. Forecasting Ability Weather Satellites: Action Needed to Resolve Status of the GAO/NSIAD-91-252 July 1991 U.S. Geostationary Satellite Program Cost Growth and Delays in Billion-Dollar Weather Service GAO/IMTEC-92-12FS December 1991 Modernization Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated GAO/IMTEC-93-12BR January 1993 Weather Processing System Need Resolution Weather Forecasting: Systems Architecture Needed for National Weather GAO/AIMD-94-28 March 1994 Service Modernization Weather Forecasting: Improvements Needed in Laboratory Software GAO/AIMD-95-24 December 1994 Development Processes Meteorological Satellites GAO/NSIAD-95-87R February 1995 Weather Service Modernization: Despite Progress, Significant Problems GAO/T-AIMD-95-87 February 1995 and Risks Remain High-Risk Series : An Overview GAO/HR-95-1 February 1995 Weather Service Modernization Questions GAO/AIMD-95-106R March 1995 Weather Forecasting: Unmet Needs and Unknown Costs Warrant GAO/AIMD-95-81 April 1995 Reassessment of Observing System Plans Weather Forecasting: Radar Availability Requirements Not Being Met GAO/AIMD-95-132 May 1995 Weather Service Modernization Staffing GAO/AIMD-95-239R September 1995 Weather Forecasting: Radars Far Superior to Predecessors, but Location GAO/T-AIMD-96-2 October 1995 and Availability Questions Remain Weather Forecasting: New Processing System Faces Uncertainties and Risks GAO/T-AIMD-96-47 February 1996 Weather Forecasting: NWS has not Demonstrated that New Processing GAO/AIMD-96-29 February 1996 System Will Improve Mission Effectiveness Processing Systems Development Risks GAO/AIMD-96-74 May 1996 NOAA Satellites GAO/AIMD-96-141R September 1996 High-Risk Series: Information Management and Technology GAO/HR-97-9 February 1997 Weather Satellites: Planning for the Geostationary Satellite Program Needs GAO/AIMD-97-37 March 1997 More Attention Weather Service Modernization and NOAA Corps Issues GAO/T-AIMD/GGD-97-63 March 1997 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Follow-up on Weather GAO/AIMD/GGD-97-75R April 1997 Service Modernization and NOAA Corps Issues Weather Service Modernization: Risks Remain that Full Systems Potential GAO/T-AIMD-97-85 April 1997 Will Not be Achieved National Weather Service: Budget Events and Continuing Risks of Systems GAO/T-AIMD-98-97 March 1998 Modernization NWS Sulphur Mountain Radar Performance GAO/AIMD-99-7 October 1998 Department of Commerce: National Weather Service Modernization and GAO/T-AIMD/GGD-99-97 February 1999 NOAA Fleet Issues NOAA: National Weather Service Modernization and Weather Satellite GAO/T-AIMD-00-86 March 2000 Program