- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-13T14:56:24.000Z
This performance measure tracks the ability of forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction (SWPC) to accurately predict geomagnetic storms, which potentially disrupt power systems, spacecraft operations, and navigation systems. The NOAA geomagnetic storm scale (G-scale) ranges from the G1 or minor level where weak power grid fluctuations can occur to the G5 or extreme level. During a G5 event, where aurora may be visible over most of the United States, the power grid can experience equipment damage causing system collapse or blackout; significant satellite damage can occur; and global positioning systems may be inaccurate or temporarily unavailable. Geomagnetic Storm Forecast Accuracy is a percentage that reflects the amount of time that the SWPC geomagnetic storm forecast is correct over a 24-hour period. The 24 hour geomagnetic storm forecast is considered accurate if a G1 or greater storm event was correctly predicted. This calculation also includes geomagnetic storms which were not forecast. This measure is verified based on ground-based magnetometer observations. This measure is averaged over the 60 most recent geomagnetic storms to maintain statistical significance.
- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-20T16:03:53.000Z
Days-At-Sea (DAS) is the unit used to annually plan mission time aboard NOAA ships. Approximately 100 survey and research missions are planned and executed each year. A DAS is a day is which the ship is underway, under its own power, for greater than one hour, conducting mission operations, training, sea trials, or calibration. Also included are days in which hydrographic ships are not underway but are conducting operations aboard one or more ship-based launches.
NTIA - In coordination with DOC operating units, conduct outreach activities with government, industry, and multistakeholders groups to identify and address privacy and global free flow of information issuesperformance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-12T20:38:52.000Z
Partner with stakeholders from industry, consumer groups, government, academia, and technical community to work towards crafting a consensus on privacy and global free flow of information issues. NTIA will seek public input and comments to lay the groundwork for these challenges. NTIA’s role is not to substitute its judgment for the views of stakeholders, but rather will ensure the process is open, transparent, and consensus-based.
- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-27T17:08:27.000Z
This measure represents the volume of information disseminated to the public and includes compact disks, diskettes, tapes, online subscriptions, electronic document downloads, web site pages, as well as traditional paper products. NTIS recently deployed it new Next Generation 2.0 website and has initiated the use of Social Media technology as part of its Outreach and Education activities to further the success of this goal.
- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-27T16:01:23.000Z
The estimated dollar value (in billions) of U.S. goods or services to a foreign government of contracts signed by U.S. businesses or their representatives with U.S. Government assistance. Commerce serves as the Chair of the Interagency Task Force on Commercial Advocacy and is the lead coordinator of advocacy efforts across the U.S. Government.
EDA - Percentage of those actions taken by Trade Adjustment Assistance Center clients that achieved the expected resultsperformance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-12-06T17:55:16.000Z
This is a follow up to the previous measure: “Percentage of Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) clients taking action as a result of the assistance facilitated by the TAAC.” This measure will determine if the assistance facilitated by the TAACs is market based and results in desired outcomes. The centers conduct client surveys and report findings to EDA.
- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-27T16:00:19.000Z
This indicator measures the combined impact of export promotion, Advocacy, and commercial diplomacy assistance. The annual value of export promotion work is extrapolated from annual client survey results, Advocacy impact value is based on the dollar value of WINs reported to the Advocacy Center and commercial diplomacy value represents the value of trade barriers reduced, removed or prevented based on economic impact analysis
- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-13T14:55:47.000Z
Visibility and cloud ceiling forecasts are critical for aircraft safety and efficient operations. When visibility or cloud ceilings are low, pilots rely on instruments to navigate instead of visual reconnaissance. The Federal Aviation Administration establishes Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) thresholds—visibility less than three statute miles and/or cloud ceilings at, or below, 1000 feet—for safety. NWS assesses the quality of IFR threshold forecasts in response to these requirements. Fundamental statistical metrics, specifically Probability of Detection (POD) and False Alarm Ratio (FAR), are used to track IFR forecast performance. Probability of Detection (POD), also known as Accuracy, is a ratio that describes the number of times IFR is correctly forecasted compared to the total number of IFR occurrences. FAR is a ratio that describes the number of IFR forecasts when IFR was not observed compared to the total number of forecast attempts. These two metrics must always be used in conjunction, as one can be improved at the expense of the other. Greater accuracy and a minimized FAR result in safer flights and fewer flight delays; conversely, poorer accuracy and an increased FAR result in a greater incidence of unnecessary flight delays.
- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-12T19:46:20.000Z
Provide broadband technical assistance to unserved and underserved communities to attract new business investments and spur economic growth. Various communities that were unable to receive NTIA assistance during the BTOP grant period can now take advantage of NTIA’s technical expertise during NTIA’s subsequent outreach program, thereby leveraging the expansion of broadband. This performance metric measures the additional communities that NTIA will assist.
EDA - Percentage of Trade Adjustment Assistance Center clients taking action as a result of the assistanceperformance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-13T20:22:27.000Z
This measure determines the value of assistance provided by Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) to its clients. Eleven EDA funded TAACs work with U.S. firms and industries that have been adversely impacted as a result of increased imports of similar or competitive goods to identify specific actions to improve each firm’s competitive position in world markets. “Taking action as a result of the assistance facilitated” means to implement an aspect of the Trade Adjustment Assistance provided by the TAAC. The TAACs provide three main types of assistance to firms: help in preparing petitions for certification (which must be approved by EDA in order for the firm to receive technical assistance), analysis of the firm’s strengths and weaknesses and development of an adjustment proposal, and in depth assistance for implementation of the recovery strategy as set forth in the adjustment proposal.