Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment NOAA Discusses New Disaster Relief Techniques WASHINGTON — Scientists met in the nation’s capitol to discuss the research progress that has been made in severe storm prediction, assistance, and response. This comes after Congress gave NOAA over $309 million for research efforts. Share this:Tweet Matt Bylis Matt Bylis is a multimedia journalist for the Capital News Service's broadcast bureau in College Park. His experience includes internships at The Baltimore Sun, WBAL-TV 11 News and FOX 5 DC. You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.