Review of the Draft Plan for the Modernization and Associated Restructuring Demonstration

Review of the Draft Plan for the Modernization and Associated Restructuring Demonstration

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The public law that authorized the National Weather Service (NWS) to modernize its technical systems and restructure its field office organization set the requirements for what has become known as the modernization and associated restructuring demonstration (MARD). The law requires testing of the integrated performance, over a sustained period, of the modernized components and an operational demonstration that no degradation in service will result from the modernization and associated restructuring. In this report, the National Research Council's National Weather Service Modernization Committee reviews the September 1998 draft plan for MARD. The committee drew three conclusions from its review of the plan and offers five recommendations to the NWS.Paul L. Smith is professor emeritus at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. ... of the Information Systems Division, and co-principal investigator for the Consortium for the Application of Space Data to Education. ... from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. ... of Pennsylvania State University, where he was professor and head of the Department of Meteorology, dean of the College of Earthanbsp;...


Title:Review of the Draft Plan for the Modernization and Associated Restructuring Demonstration
Author: National Weather Service Modernization Committee, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1999-03-23
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