USA Today's new article about the Sandy Assessment mess was just brought to my attention. It is available here.
It is unfortunate the spokeswoman for NOAA choses to state things that are not true:
Facts: I can provide the email approving the team, the team's charter, and even the accounting codes we were given for expense reimbursement! The team was approved and we had begun work.
I don't understand NOAA's behavior throughout this unfortunate incident and why they have decided to raise even more questions by stating things that are not true.