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DOC - 84630 - Space Weather Advisory Group - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameSpace Weather Advisory GroupAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84630
Original Establishment Date4/21/2021Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.weather.gov/swag
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date4/21/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*NWS National Space Weather Program Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter4/21/2025Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jennifer
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Meehan
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*PROSWIFT Act Congress Created, PL 116-181Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 427-9798
Effective Date Of Authority*4/21/2021Designated Federal Officer Fax*None
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jennifer.meehan@noaa.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The SWAG shall advise the Space Weather Interagency Working Group (hereinafter the “interagency working group”) established by the National Science and Technology Council pursuant to Section 60601(c) of title 51, United States Code.

This advice will inform the interests and work of the interagency working group. The advisory group shall advise the interagency working group on the following:
a. Facilitating advances in the space weather enterprise of the United States;
b. Improving the ability of the United States to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from space weather phenomena;
c. Enabling the coordination and facilitation of research to operations and operations to research, as described in section 60604(d) of title 51, United States Code; and
d. Developing and implementing the integrated strategy under section 60602 of title 51,United States Code, including subsequent updates and reevaluations.

The SWAG shall also conduct a comprehensive survey of the needs of users of space weather products to identify the space weather research, observations, forecasting, prediction, and modeling advances required to improve space weather products, as required by section 60601(d)(3) of title 51, United States Code. Not later than 30 days after the completion of the survey, the advisory group shall provide to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a briefing on the results of the survey. Within 30 days of the briefing to Congress, the advisory group shall make the results of the survey publicly available. The advisory group shall review and assess the survey not less than every 3 years and update, resubmit, and republish the survey.
How is membership balanced?*The NSTC Space Weather interagency working group is consulted regarding the advice outlined in the PROSWIFT Act that is expected to be sought from the SWAG. Based on that consultation, categories of industry perspective are identified that would be needed to provide this advice. Areas emphasized in the PROSWIFT Act are:

Facilitating advances in the space weather enterprise of the United States; Improving the ability of the United States to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from space weather phenomena; Enabling the coordination and facilitation of research to operations and operations to research, as described in section 60604(d) of title 51, United States Code; and Developing and implementing the integrated strategy under section 60602 of title 51, United States Code, including subsequent updates and reevaluations.

Once the areas of industry perspective are identified, consideration is given to the mix of sectors.

Anticipated relative distribution of candidates, the PROSWIFT Act calls for the advisory group to be composed of not more than 15 members appointed by the interagency working group, of whom—
5 members shall be representatives of the academic community; 5 members shall be representatives of the commercial space weather sector; and 5 members shall be nongovernmental representatives of the space weather end user community.

Members will be chosen to provide an appropriate range of views that represent the span of the space weather community and end-user sectors.

Other Balance Factors: The categories of individual expertise, geographic region, gender and ethnic diversity also may be considered in the selection of SWAG members but are secondary to the industry perspective required.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Beginning in FY2022, the SWAG will meet approximately 3 times per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The board is established by law. There is no other advisory committee to advise the space weather interagency working group.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not applicable
Recommendation RemarksThis committee is established by law to inform the interests and work of the White House Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation interagency working group. The advisory group shall advise the interagency working group on facilitating advances in the space weather enterprise of the United States.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot applicable.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentSWAG recommendations could result in efficiencies and cost savings to government, but these are not possible to quantify.Grants Review CommentNot applicable.
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY2022 there were no recommendations produced as the SWAG spent FY22 planning the required user survey. We project the SWAG to produce recommendations in FY23 and beyond as directed by the PROSWIFT Act such as:
a. Facilitating advances in the space weather enterprise of the United States; b. Improving the ability of the United States to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from space weather phenomena; c. Enabling the coordination and facilitation of research to operations and operations to research, as described in section 60604(d) of title 51, United States Code; and d. Developing and implementing the integrated strategy under section 60602 of title 51, United States Code, including subsequent updates and reevaluations. The SWAG shall also conduct a comprehensive survey of the needs of users of space weather products to identify the space weather research, observations, forecasting, prediction, and modeling advances required to improve space weather products, as required by section 60601(d)(3) of title 51, United States Code. Not later than 30 days after the completion of the survey, the advisory group shall provide to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a briefing on the results of the survey. Within 30 days of the briefing to Congress, the advisory group shall make the results of the survey publicly available. The advisory group shall review and assess the survey not less than every 3 years and update, resubmit, and republish the survey.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe SWAG spent FY2022 on the directed user survey and did not provide any recommendations to the interagency working group in FY22.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe SWAG spent FY2022 on the directed user survey and did not provide any recommendations to the interagency working group in FY22.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback Comment*There is no requirement in the PROSWIFT Act for the interagency working group to provide feedback through formal letters. As appropriate, the SWAG chair and the interagency working group co-chairs will have discussions on feedback.Narrative Description*The SWAG shall advise the Space Weather Interagency Working Group established by the National Science and Technology Council pursuant to Section 60601(c) of title 51, United States Code. This advice will inform the interests and work of the interagency working group.

The advisory group shall advise the interagency working group on the following:
a. Facilitating advances in the space weather enterprise of the United States;
b. Improving the ability of the United States to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from space weather phenomena;
c. Enabling the coordination and facilitation of research to operations and operations to research, as described in section 60604(d) of title 51, United States Code; and
d. Developing and implementing the integrated strategy under section 60602 of title 51, United States Code, including subsequent updates and reevaluations. (NOTE: There were no advisory reports issued in FY2022.)
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$13,885.60Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$13,885.60
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$50,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$6,490.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$20,000.00
Total Costs$20,375.60Est. Total Next FY*$83,885.60
Date Cost Last Modified10/27/2022 4:33 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost RemarksCosts include 0.1 FTE support for DFO, contract support for 2 in-person meetings, and SWAG member travel to in-person meetings.
Cost RemarksCost includes FTE support for DFO and court reporter for March and June SWAG meetings.  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Aviation
Aviation
Basic Science
Physics
Government
Federal Government
Research
Research and Development
Science and Technology
Innovation
Science and Technology
Space
Space and Aeronautics
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040221Space Weather Advisory Group2021