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PUBLIC LAW 102-588-NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 5119 SEC. 222. INSTITUTE FOR AVIATION WEATHER PREDICTION. The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall establish an Institute for Aviation Weather Prediction. The Institute shall provide forecasts, weather warnings, and other weather services to the United States aviation community. The Institute shall expand upon the activities of the aviation unit currently at the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and shall be established in the Kansas City Missouri area. The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall provide a full and fair opportunity for employees at the National Severe Storms Center to assimie comparable duties and responsibilities within the Institute. TITLE m—EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH ON SPACE AND AERO- NAUTICS SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research on Space and Aeronautics Act". SEC. 302. FINDINGS. Congress finds that— (1) the report of the Advisory Committee on the Future of the United States Space Program has provided a framework within which a consensus on the goals of the space program can be developed; (2) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's ppace science and applications, aeronautical research and technology, and space research and technology programs will serve as the fulcrum for future initiatives by the United States in civil space and aviation; (3) colleges and universities in many States are currently not able to compete successfullv for research grants awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through ite space science and applications, aeronautical research and technology, and space research and technology programs; (4) balanced programs of space science and applications, aeronautical research and technology, and space research and technology should include initiatives designed to foster competitive research capacity in all geographic areas of the Nation; and (5) by strengthening the competitive research capacity in those geographic areas of the Nation which are not currently fully competitive, the education and training of scientists and engineers important to the future of the United States civil space and aviation programs will be fostered. SEC. 303. POLICY. It is the policv of the United States that— (1) uie Administrator, in planning for national programs in space science and applications, aeronautical research, space flight, and exploration, snould ensure the resilience of the space and aeronautics research infrastructure; (2) a stable and balanced program of space science and applications, aeronautical research and technology, and space research and technology should include programs to assure Establishment. 15 USC 313b. Missouri. Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research on Space and Aeronautics Act. 42 USC 2467b note. 42 USC 2467b note. 42 USC 2467b note.