Lessons Learned From National Weather Service Modernization Program
The National Weather Service (NWS) modernization program, which was completed in 2000, upgraded weather observing and forecast systems and reorganized the agency’s field office structure. A 2011 National Research Council report said the program was a success and worth the investment, and a new report from the same authors examines how the NWS could best plan, deploy, and oversee future improvements based on lessons learned from the modernization program.
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