Restructuring the National Weather Service to Build a Weather-Ready Nation

  • Louis W. UccelliniEmail author
  • John E. Ten Hoeve
  • Suzanne Lenihan
  • Andrea J. Bleistein
  • Courtney Draggon
  • Marie A. Lovern
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Restructuring the National Weather Service’s budget, organization, and governance to improve service delivery and achieve the strategic outcome of Building a Weather-Ready Nation.

Introduction: Current Mission and the Need for Change

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a federal government agency with the mission to provide real-time observations, forecasts, and warnings of weather, water, and short-term climate events to save lives, protect property, and enhance the Nation’s economy. The NWS accomplishes its mission through a real-time, end-to-end forecast process, described in Fig. 1.
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis W. Uccellini
    • 1
    Email author
  • John E. Ten Hoeve
    • 1
  • Suzanne Lenihan
    • 1
  • Andrea J. Bleistein
    • 1
  • Courtney Draggon
    • 1
  • Marie A. Lovern
    • 2
  1. 1.National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSilver SpringUSA
  2. 2.Accenture Federal ServicesArlingtonUSA