GAO-10-799 September 2010 Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites:
Improvements Needed in Continuity Planning and Involvement of Key Users

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This section of the site contains the following key findings:

  • NOAA has made progress on the GOES-R acquisition, but key instruments have experienced challenges and important milestones have been delayed. Read more»
  • Even though there may be a gap in backup coverage, NOAA has not established adequate continuity plans for its geostationary satellites. Read more»
  • While NOAA has identified GOES data users and involved internal users in developing and prioritizing the GOES-R requirements, it has not adequately involved other federal users that rely on GOES data. Read more»