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Sep 6, 2006 Article
GAO reported to the House Science Committee that NOAA has learned some lessons from earlier failures in its Geostationary Operation Environmental Satellite program, but that other steps still needed to be taken (September 6, 2006)
Aug 23, 2006 Article

Implementing the Information Quality Act (enacted in 2001) needs further direction from the Office of Management and Budget to assist agencies, says the Government Accountability Office in a report to Reps. Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) (August 23, 2006)

Aug 2, 2006 Article


Jul 27, 2006 Hearing

Opening Statement By Hon. David Wu

Good afternoon. Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing on ocean exploration and research.

Jul 26, 2006 Press Release
The Government Accountability Office reported to Science Committee leaders Boehlert and Gordon that NASA's projections for its space exploration strategy outstripped the resources the agency was likely to receive (July 26, 2006)
Jul 24, 2006 Press Release
The House of Representatives passed H.Res. 892, introduced by Rep. Charlie Melancon of Louisiana to honor the crew that stayed to protect the Michoud Assembly Facility from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina (July 24, 2006)
Jul 24, 2006 Article
Building upon the work done in the 109th Congress, the Committee continues to address this important topic in the 110th Congress.  Read more here on the evolution of this investigation, including the Democrats' successful effort last year to obtain a copy of the complete version of a Technology Administration report on workforce globalization in knowledge-based industries. 
Jul 24, 2006 Press Release

Job losses continue in industrial sectors across the U.S. with little response from the Federal Government, noted U.S. House Science Committee Ranking Member Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN).

Jul 19, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) The House Committee on Science today held a joint hearing with the Committee on House Administration to investigate the status and reliability of U.S. voting systems.  Work in this area has been ongoing since the elections held in 2000.

Jul 14, 2006 Article
The Government Accountability Office has recommendations for the Secretary of Commerce to endure that the National Weather Service reaps the full benefit from improvements in forecasting activities (July 14, 2006)