Tweeting tornado warnings a good idea despite limitations, bloggers say

Using Twitter to spread a disaster warning message has advantages and disadvantages, bloggers write.

Harris antennas will greatly accelerate NOAA weather data processing

Harris Corp. has won a 10-year, $130 million contract to build a ground antenna system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will enable the agency to receive and process weather data 40 times faster than today, as well as deliver weather images directly to end users.

NOAA interactive map tracks Gulf oil spill

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Web features a mapping tool that integrates oil spill data from federal and state agencies.

CSC makes $317M play for NOAA supercomputer

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a contract potentially worth $317 million over nine years to build a high-performance computing system to support environmental modeling.

CSC to supply new computer system to NOAA

Computer Sciences Corp. will build a new computing system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under a contract that could be worth as much as $317 million.

Alion amps up RF spectrum services for NOAA

Alion Science and Technology will supply a wide range of radio frequency spectrum services to NOAA under a five-year, $4.4 million contract.

House passes technology, science bills

The House has approved bills designed to strengthen federal agencies' cooperation on international science and technology research and on domestic science education.

NOAA establishes satellite data climate institute

A national consortium led by the University of Maryland has won a contract to use satellite observations to detect and monitor climate change.

Harris builds next gen satellite ground system for NOAA

Harris Corp. will provide a complete, end-to-end ground satellite solution for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under a 10-year contract that has a potential value of $736 million.

GAO: NOAA satellite procurement in trouble

NOAA's next-generation weather satellite procurement is running up costs and falling behind schedule, according to a new GAO report.

Contract watch

Boeing is protesting the award of a $1.1 billion contract for weather satellites to Lockheed Martin Corp. Meanwhile, Science Applications International Corp.’s nearly $100 million sale of nonintrusive inspection systems to the Army is proceeding apace.