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Space Weather Prediction: Panelists at UCAR Congressional Briefing, June 2016
As society’s dependence on technology increases, so does its vulnerability to space weather. This briefing to congressional staff and agency representatives provides a roadmap for what it will take to move from space science to space weather forecasting.
The Full House Committee marks up the FY14 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill on June 27, 2013.
The House Appropriations Committee met on May 24 to mark up its version of the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill for the key science agencies relevant to the atmospheric and Earth system science community. The House Bill contains different emphases from the Senate version.
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in session, April 2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee met to mark up its version of the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill on April 21. The Bill totals approximately $56.3 billion in discretionary spending.
Panelists taking questions during UCAR Aviation Weather Briefing
Experts from the university community and the private sector addressed successes in minimizing risks and costs, ways to advance safety through weather-focused science, weather safety in action, and the role of unmanned drones.
Photo of the White House (By AgnosticPreachersKid (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The White House has released the final budget request of the Obama Administration. We highlight areas of interest to the atmospheric and related Earth system science community.

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