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Audit finds contract problems at NOAA ^ | 5/28/12 | Tom Cohen

Posted on 05/28/2012 10:42:31 AM PDT by ColdOne

Washington (CNN) -- The director of the National Weather Service announced his sudden retirement last week after an audit of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that found $43.8 million in performance awards to contractors granted without proper justification.

Jack Hayes, a veteran meteorologist who headed the weather service since 2007, announced his retirement Friday and will be succeeded by an acting assistant administrator Tuesday, according to a statement by Jane Lubchenco, the undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere who also is NOAA administrator.

The weather service is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Lubchenco's statement made no mention of the May 18 audit report that said nine NOAA contracts lacked sufficient supporting information or were too subjective in granting performance awards, providing "little incentive for contractors to excel."

Some of the contracts cited by the audit involved the National Weather Service. The audit report was by the inspector general's office of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: climate
Who would have thought a government agency being corrupt!

yeah **major dripping sarc**

1 posted on 05/28/2012 10:42:39 AM PDT by ColdOne
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Thanks ColdOne.

2 posted on 05/28/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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To: ColdOne

“little incentive for contractors to excel.”

Yeah... but millions of dollars of incentive to ‘lie’.

3 posted on 05/28/2012 10:57:21 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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The corruption is everywhere.

Two Atlantic storms so far this year that 20 years ago would have NEVER been named. The National Hurricane Center pursuing a political agenda to artificially inflate the number of named storms.

4 posted on 05/28/2012 11:18:45 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: ColdOne
Is this ***HOLE A recipient ?
The letter has done nothing to stop the efforts of NASA’s most notorious global warming activist, James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, a division of NASA.

5 posted on 05/28/2012 11:51:24 AM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I'm sitting here in Aiken County, SC. The leading edge of Beryl, currently centered over Gainsville, FL, is dropping rain drops outside. Pretty mind compared to some of the gully washers we can get.

You're right, this should never have gotten a name. What a shame that the weather has been politicized.

6 posted on 05/28/2012 11:59:50 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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