Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making Page: 3 of 52
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Progress Made, but Continued Instrument Problems Are Driving
Costs Upward, Forcing Launch Delays, and Endangering
Executive Committee Has Not Effectively Fulfilled Its
Program Has Assessed Alternatives, but Has Not Yet Identified a
Viable Alternative for Acquiring the Last Two NPOESS Satellites
Recommendations for Executive Action
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation
Appendix I Objectives, Scope, and Methodology 33
Appendix II Summary of the Fall 2008 Independent Review
Team's Findings and Recommendations 35
Appendix III Comments from the Department of Commerce 37
Appendix IV Comments from the Department of Defense 41
Appendix V Comments from the National Aeronautics and Space
GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments
GAO-09-564 Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellites
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making, report, June 17, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc302059/m1/3/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.