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1 Volunteer Observing Ships (VOS) Port Meteorological Officers (PMO) Workshop John D. Murphy Director, Office of Science & Technology (U.S. National Weather Service) Acting Observation Portfolio Lead Aug 25, 2014

2 National Weather Service Outline NWS PPA and Hq Restructure Proposed Observation Portfolio Portfolio Introduction FY15 Thrust Areas Baseline Investments FY15 Milestones VOS Normalization 2

3 National Weather Service Observations Central Processing Analyze, Forecast, Support Dissemination Surface, Ocean & Upper Air Observations, Aircraft Obs, Radiosondes, NEXRAD, ASOS, Buoys, Snow Surveys, Profilers, National Mesonet, Observations Support Data Collection/Display, AWIPS, Model Implementations, Supercomputing, Advanced Hydrologic Prediction System IT & Dissemination Systems; Telecommunications Gateway, NOAA Weather Radio; NEXTGEN, Ground Readiness, NOMADS Research/Development/Assess, Environmental Modeling Center, Test and Demonstration, WRN Pilots, Testbeds, Training, CSTAR, Education & Outreach, SOO/DOH Program Existing Programs PPAs WFO Forecasts & Warnings, National Service Centers, River Forecast Centers, CWSUs, Tsunami Services, Decision Support Services, WCM/SCH Program Science & Technology Integration Restructured NWS Programs, Projects, Activities (PPAs) 3 Forecast Process

4 National Weather Service Proposed HQ Organization Structure 4 HQ OfficeField Office Pre-Decisional & Administratively Confidential

5 National Weather Service Portfolio Responsibilities include (not limited): Portfolio Planning, Budget Execution Input, Schedule, Risk Management, Engineering Support, Program Management Support, Acquisition Support 5 Radar systems Maritime systems Observations Office ROC SFC/UA NDBC Portfolio Management Staff Surface/Upper Air Systems Note: Below is the proposed office structure reviewed/approved by NWS AA/DAA on 6/5/2014 Divisions: Composed of 3 Divisions under an Observations Office: Maritime (NDBC), Radar (ROC), & SFC/UA Branches: NDBC and ROC branch structure left as is due to interagency/cross-agency coordination that would be required of any changes. In addition, they were told organizational changes would be limited to Silver Spring campus. Therefore, any changes should only occur following the new organizational stand up and only after proper functional/workload analyses. SFC/UA branches are proposed IAW major functions to be performed High Level Organization Chart of NWS Observation Office Pre-Decisional & Administratively Confidential

6 National Weather Service 6 OBS Portfolio Introduction Includes NWS systems (and ‘data buys’) that provide observations from radar, upper air, surface and marine environments used to support NWS’ mission of providing weather, water, and climate data forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property; and for the enhancement of the National economy Funding supports O&M of existing systems as well as development and implementation (PAC) of new observational capabilities required to meet the NOAA strategic plan goals for a Weather-Ready Nation Funding for these systems provide up-to-date and accurate information to the Nation through support of the 122 WFOs, 13 RFCs, and 10 national Centers. It improves the resiliency of the American public and the US economy and reduces the potential of societal and economic impacts due to high impact weather events Funding ($,000)FTE *$213,591804 FY 2015 President’s Budget Estimate *ORF & PAC

7 National Weather Service FY15 Thrust Areas “Do no harm” with PPA realignment Improve return on investments Normalize programs Smart data buys Lean logistics to achieve Ao 7

8 National Weather Service Pre-Decisional & Administratively Confidential 8 Baseline Investments Marine Comprehensive, reliable systems and marine observations to support missions of NWS and NOAA, promote public safety, and satisfy future needs of many external customers –Operations & maintenance of buoys and coastal stations providing real-time meteorological, climatological, and tsunami data –High quality meteorological/environmental data in real time from automated observing systems including buoys in the open ocean and coastal zones surrounding the US –Engineering support, including applications development, buoy deployment & operations, and installation/operation of automated observing systems installed on fixed platforms Assessment: Investment Name ($,000) CWB C-MAN DARTTWC Sea Level TAOPIRATAVOSGLOSPortfolio Total FTE’s37.61.90000039.5 Labor$4,689$274$0 $4,963 PCSNSP$0 NSP Non-Labor$18,811$9,998$1,500$6,100$600$180$5$37,014 TOTALS$23,500$10,272$1,500$6,100$600$180$5$42,157

9 National Weather Service 9 FY 2015 Milestones (1) Thrust AreaMilestone$ ROMQuarter Due Sustain NEXRADMaintain at Ao of 96% or higher$40.0MQ4 Sustain RawinsondeMaintain 102 sites with GPS at 2 launches / day$22.0MQ4 Sustain ASOSMaintain 315 NWS/572 FAA systems at req’d sensor Ao$10.0MQ4 Smart data buysLeverage NOAA GPS-MET CRADA (data buy)$0.3MQ3 Normalize MESONETEstablish MESONET Program Office$0Q1 Sustain Critical Wind ProfilersMaintain 3 AK sites at Ao of 96% or higher$1.6MQ4 Smart data buysAcquire 20 additional WVSS for aircraft observations$1M (SS)Q4 Smart data buysLeverage COSMIC partnership (data buy)$0.5MQ2 Smart data buysLeverage NSO GONG investment (data buy)$0.4MQ2 Sustain DARTMaintain DART network Ao at 80%$10.3MQ4 The 20 portfolio milestones are broken into 2 groups for ‘slidesmanship’ only… There are approximately 75 portfolio milestones collected by the OBS Team (NWSH & Field reps)

10 National Weather Service 10 FY 2015 Milestones (2) Thrust AreaMilestone$ ROMQuarter Due Sustain Hurricane BuoyMaintain Hurricane Buoy network Ao at 80%$4.2MQ4 Sustain CWBMaintain CWB network Ao at 73%$18.5MQ4 Sustain C-MANMaintain C-MAN Ao at 80%$0.6MQ4 Sustain TAOMaintain TAO network Ao at 80%$6.1MQ4 Improve Investment ReturnDeploy NEXRAD RPG/RDA Software Build 15$50KQ2 Improve Investment ReturnEvaluate automated Radiosonde launch capability$2.0M (FY13/15) Q3 Sustain ASOSPlan ASOS Service Life Extension Program acquisition$1.9M (FY13/14) Q4 Improve Investment Return Develop wireless temperature system for COOP$400Q2 Normalize VOSEstablish VOS Program Office$0Q1 Lean LogisticsSustain 1 day turnaround for emergency requisitions and 2 day turnaround for routine requisitions 95% of time $4.4MQ4 The 20 portfolio milestones are broken into 2 groups for ‘slidesmanship’ only…

11 National Weather Service 11 VOS Normalization Issue: VOS Normalization (Funding, PMOs, & Oversight) Impacts: None expected with planned funding Collects/Disseminates real-time maritime weather observations through recruitment and support of ships to fulfill National needs and International agreements supporting commerce, forecasts/warning programs, and safety of life at sea (SOLAS) worldwide Defines global climate and helps measure extreme weather events, climate variability, and long-term climate changes Operates at no cost to vessel: comm charges, equipment, and supplies from NWS U.S. VOS provides over 6,500 observations/day which is approximately 18% of the entire VOS fleet (national/international) Prior to VOS being transferred to NDBC from Hq (2000), it was funded at $210K/year (under resourced for years) Mitigation of risks and issues: Funding VOS at level sufficient to maintain existing capabilities (want to meet obligations/increase automation ~$250K/yr level) Oversight moved to Hq to increase standardization and improve visibility Workshop is first step in recovery Dependencies: AOML

12 National Weather Service Thank You Questions? 12

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