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The short-term continuing resolution prevents a government shutdown, while putting off major funding decisions for FY15 and maintaining FY14 funding levels for discretionary spending, including for the federal science agencies.
Extending subseasonal outlooks: Photo of flood waters surrounding traffic sign, Davenport, Iowa
During a speech to the United Nations, the President made several commitments for new directions and investments in weather and climate prediction at the federal science agencies, including a new focus at NOAA on subseasonal outlooks for extreme weather.
Stephen Volz will be the next Asst Admin of NESDIS
Stephen Volz will be the next Assistant Administrator of NESDIS, the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service.
First-ever National Plan for Civil Earth Observation: Satellite view of Hurricane Katrina
The Plan is an overarching federal approach to prioritizing and coordinating the nation's federally funded surface, atmospheric, and satellite Earth observation missions.
FY16 budget priorities: Solar panels at sunset
The OMB and Office of Science & Technology Policy have released a memorandum unveiling the Administration’s science and technology priorities for the Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget. New this year: Earth observation data.

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