Opening Statement By Hon. David Wu
I want to welcome everyone to this morning’s hearing and I want to congratulate the NIST Nobel prize winners before us today.
I want to take a few minutes to make two points. While the researchers before us today are outstanding in their fields, it is my experience that all the researchers at NIST are first rate.
Science Committee Democratic leaders Bart Gordon and David Wu wrote to the White House that the Administrator of NOAA and his deputy should be relieved in the wake of mismangement of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (May 15, 2006)
Rep. Bart Gordon, Ranking Democrat on the House Science Committee, and Rep. David Wu, Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards, ask President Bush to remove the Administrator and Deputy Administrator of NOAA (May 12, 2006)
Reps. Bart Gordon and David Wu fault NOAA's leadership for the problems identified by the Department of Commerce Inspector General in the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (May 11, 2006)
Rep. Bart Gordon, Ranking Democrat on the Science Committee, writes President Bush to ask for White House oversight in the Nunn-McCurdy program review of the National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System (May 11, 2006)
Opening Statement By Hon. Bart Gordon
Mr. Chairman, we are here this morning to hear about the Inspector General’s report on the management of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - NPOESS - the joint environmental satellite program for NOAA and DOD.