Dane Wigington has reported gag orders at NOAA and the US NWS implying that employees are under some sort of threat regarding releasing information, presumably about Geo-Engineering. http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/...g-order-on-national-weather-service-and-noaa/ (.", "\.) The actual gag orders appear to relate to industrial matters between the agencies, their union and an organisation called PEER: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental activist group supporting Public Employees. The gag orders have nothing to do with geo-Engineering but relate to the following release from PEER.^ [Update by @Mick West 8/22/2016]: The Actual NWS "Gag Order" (just regarding collective bargaining) http://www.peer.org/assets/docs/noaa/10_8 15_Collective_Bargaining_gag.pdf^ The NOAA "Gag Order" relates only to the "Operations and Workforce Analysis (OWA) project, and seems designed simply to avoid early release of the workgroup's reports. http://www.peer.org/assets/docs/noaa/10_8_15_Org_Workforce_Analysis_gag.pdf (1) The grievance bargaining "gag order" only applies to the union, and not the employees. The union (the NWSEO sometimes on behalf of the employee in grievance negotiations, and this stops the union from discussing details of settlements. It does not stop the employee from doing so. http://www.peer.org/assets/docs/noaa/10_8_15_Grievance_Gag_Order.pdf (1) So all of these "gag orders" are very limited in scope, and really do not stop most employees from talking about anything - and certainly not about the weather.