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National Weather Service budget like the Post Office- Sell Svc's

The following may or may not be possible.

One way to reduce the NWS 'public burden' budget is to allow NWS to 'charge' for the 'data' it collects and disseminates to the private sector. Currently it does so, free of charge. Prviate Sector (News Agencies, TV/Radio, Internet companies then charge the end-users for the free service that they receive from NWS).

NWS Union may 'stop' this.
NWS Mission is listed below.

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Utilize Other Organization Damage Assessments

After severe weather strikes an area, the NWS sends scores of people - often in overtime status - to survey damage. Likewise, local emergency managers, American Red Cross, and other organizations conduct similar assessments in the same area. Utilizing and sharing ALL of the assessments would reduce the amount of time / money the NWS spends on conducting assessments.

The cost of these 'surveys' can be substantial,... more »

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Modernized NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is the government's primary method of broadcasting pubilc watches and warnings for dangerous weather conditions, potential disasters, etc. NWR is based on an aging and expensive network of transmitters across the U.S, yet only reaches 3-5% of U.S. population due to need for the public to buy specially-built receivers.

Replace the aging NWR network with a modernized online version, which can... more »

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Consolidate the National Weather Service - Eliminate Regionaliza

By eliminating the six "Regional Headquarters" within the NWS, directives from the top would reach the field offices more "efficiently" and would be carried out more effectively. Plus, it would save alot of money by eliminating all the unneccesary management that is "gumming up the works."
Most of the important support structure for the NWS is located in Kansas City, MO. The "Central Region" HQ is also located there.... more »

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