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NPOESS Team Faces The Music

By Keith Cowing
November 16, 2005

NPOESS is as much as $3 Billion over budget, as many as 3 years away, witnesses say.

Rep. Sherwood Boehlert
David Powner, GAO
Under Secretary of the Air Force Ronald M. Sega
Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, NOAA Administrator
Alexis C. Livanos, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Opening Statement by Rep. Bart Gordon

Science Dems: NPOESS Program Deep in the Red; Congress, American People Owed Answers

“The difference between more money next year and no new money until FY2008 is, according to the Independent Team, a billion dollars. The taxpayer is ill served by limiting options to those that are convenient for this Administration,” added Rep. Gordon at today’s hearing.”

Hearing Charter: House Science Committee Hearing: Ongoing Problems and Future Plans for NOAA’s Weather Satellites

Hearing Charter: House Science Committee Hearing: Ongoing Problems and Future Plans for NOAA’s Weather Satellites

House Science Committee to Examine Cost Overruns, Delays, and Mismanagement of Key Weather, Defense Satellite

“The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Undersecretary of the Air Force will appear before the House Science Committee tomorrow to explain to Congress the ongoing problems of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS).”

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