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Laura Furgione, Deputy Director, National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is recruiting federal agencies to be ambassadors as part of its Weather-Ready Nation initiative. NWS says ambassadors are helping citizens and businesses prepare for weather emergencies. Laura Furgione, deputy director for the National Weather Service, tells Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller about the new ambassadors program and how agencies can get involved. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Laura Furgione , NOAA , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:01pm EDT
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NOAA cancels hiring freeze, lifts training ban

Kathryn Sullivan, the acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sent an email to staff today announcing she was lifting the hiring freeze ban on non-mandatory training NOAA put in place last year to offset the impact of sequestration.

Tags: NOAA , Kathryn Sullivan , Commerce Department , sequestration , hiring freeze , training , workforce , Michael OConnell , NWSEO

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:57pm EST

NWS, union spar over agency vacancies

The National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO) says the agency blamed lack of funds when it implemented a hiring freeze last March. But the union says NWS budget documents posted to its website show the agency actually ended fiscal 2013 with $125 million in unspent funds. NWS officials dispute the union's contentions that they agency left money on the table. The union's concerns over agency vacancies were the focus of recent arbitration hearings.

Tags: NOAA , NWSEO , hiring , budget , workforce

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:04pm EST
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NOAA plans for 4 furlough days, begins talking to unions

Employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be furloughed four days starting in July, acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in an email to staff Monday.

Tags: NOAA , Commerce Department , furlough , sequestration , budget , Ciaran Clayton , Michael OConnell , Kathryn Sullivan

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:48am EDT

NWS ramps up to track Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Steve Cooper, acting deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, his agency added staffing to follow progress of the major East Coast storm.

Tags: Steven Cooper , NOAA , Hurricane Sandy , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 11:44am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 30, 2012

The Federal Drive gets post-superstorm Sandy updates from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tags: Federal Drive , Coast Guard , Steven Cooper , Sandy , Jamie Frederick , Steven Musser , FDA , Debra Katz , Legal Loop , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 12:49pm EDT

NWS could furlough 5,000 employees to cover budget shortfall

The National Weather Service says it must furlough as many as 5,000 employees for 13 days by Sept. 30, unless Congress allows the agency to move around funds within its budget.

Tags: NOAA , Dan Sobien , Jack Hayes , budget , workforce , furlough

Friday - 06/08/2012, 09:45am EDT

Say goodbye to inaccurate weather forecasts?

The National Weather Service has developed and tested a more precise forecasting and warning system. Don Berchoff, the science and technology director at NWS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency got the program up and running.

Tags: Commerce , Don Berchoff , Raytheon , technology , IT , information sharing , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:25pm EST
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