National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Committee on the Assessment of the National Weather Service’s Modernization Program
The National Weather Service Modernization and Associated Restructuring:
A Retrospective Assessment
This report, requested by Congress in P.L. 111-117, evaluates the modernization and associated restructuring of the National Weather Service that occurred from 1989 to and provides lessons learned to support future improvements.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 12, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on .