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


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  • Determine the status of the GOES-R acquisition, including cost, schedule, and performance trends
  • Evaluate whether NOAA has established adequate contingency plans in the event of delays
  • Assess NOAA's efforts to identify GOES data users, prioritize their data needs, and communicate with them about the program's status

For information on how we accomplished these objectives, see the Scope and Methodology.