Employees In The INNOVIM Spotlight: Drew Pirring In The Front Row Helping NWS Achieve a Key Feature of its Strategic Plan

Immediately after Andrew (Drew) Pirring joined INNOVIM in 2015 he found himself directly supporting NOAA’s Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) project and the government lead, Elliott Jacks (Chief of the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office (AFSO)). The “Haz Simp” project at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Silver Spring, MD is developing improvements in public communication by clarifying and simplifying text and graphics associated with issuance of NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) products.

Since Pirring joined the project, Haz Simp ...

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Dr. Philip Ardanuy, INNOVIM’s Chief Science Officer, selected to participate in the National Academies 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS)

The 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS 2017) will help shape science priorities and guide agency investments into the next decade. The survey, sponsored by NASA, NOAA, and the USGS, is driven by input from the scientific community and policy experts. It will develop a community-led assessment of the state of knowledge in the field; identify and prioritize questions for the next decade; provide recommendations for programmatic directions and explicit priorities ...

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INNOVIM Expands its Climate Modeling and Prediction Services to the NWS Climate Prediction Center

INNOVIM has won a task order for services to National Weather Service’s (NWS) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) where we will deliver a variety of climate modeling and prediction expertise to continue refining various CPC monitoring and prediction products. Under this task we will leverage INNOVIM’s extensive experience identifying and exploiting the scientific basis for sub-seasonal and seasonal prediction and in identifying sources of predictability within the coupled Earth system with relevant timescales, and representing these processes and phenomena in a ...

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INNOVIM Wins a Task to Perform Logistics Management for the National Weather Service

INNOVIM has been awarded a Task Order to provide Logistics Management support to NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Observation Logistics Branch in Silver Spring, Maryland.   INNOVIM is tasked with providing integrated logistics support planning for systems that support NWS’s Next-Generation Radar (NEXRAD) network.  INNOVIM will provide support service to support the Military Standard requisitioning and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) acquisitions from external NWS customers who use the NWS to provide replenishment spares for the NEXRAD and ASOS systems, and ...

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INNOVIM Awarded OPSTECH Task Order for Developing and Managing National Weather Service AWIPS Engineering Drawings

INNOVIM will be providing Electro Mechanical Design and Drafting Engineering support to NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Configuration Management for Operational Systems branch under a recently awarded OPTECH task order.  The work will be performed at NWS headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Under this task order INNOVIM will be assisting NWS in documenting the configurations of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) which will help NWS determine whether current baseline engineering drawings will be used as the starting point to ...

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New Work on NOAA Radar and Continuing EMRS Support

INNOVIM, a trusted NOAA provider, is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an OPSTECH task order for Radar Requirement Support to the National Weather Service (NWS) Analyze, Forecast and Support Office (AFSO). We will be providing Program Analyst and Subject Matter Expertise to collect field needs, provide expert analysis, and formulate functional requirements for current and future radar capabilities and surveillance systems. INNOVIM’s Program Analyst will participate in radar requirement exercises with federal partners including the Office of the Federal Coordinator for ...

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INNOVIM Takes on National Weather Service Weather Radio All Hazards and Space Management Support

INNOVIM has been awarded two new task orders on the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) IDIQ OPSTECH vehicle. Under the first award, we will be supporting the NWS Weather Radio All Hazards program. On the second task, we will provide space management support to the Chief Financial Office/Chief Administration Office (CFO/CAO).

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a 24×7 network, providing a single source for comprehensive weather and non-weather emergency information. INNOVIM will perform analyses of alternatives and technology trend evaluations leading to a ...

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INNOVIM Awarded NWS Hazard Simplification Task Order

INNOVIM is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a task order on the IDIQ OPSTECH contract to provide project planning and logistical support to the NOAA National Weather Service Analyze, Forecast and Support Office (AFSO) and their Hazard Simplification project.

For generations, the National Weather Service has used the terms “Watch”, “Warning”, and “Advisory” (WWA) to convey anticipated impact and level of forecast certainty associated with expected weather and water hazards. However, results of numerous NWS Service Assessments, social science research, ...

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INNOVIM Awarded NOAA National Weather Service Budget Restructuring and HQ Reorganization Task Order

We are pleased to announce that INNOVIM, supported by our teammate M2 Strategy, has been selected to provide support services to NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) as the agency restructures to align with Weather Ready Nation goals and objectives.

We will be supporting the NWS implementation of an organizational governance framework and will aid in transitioning some current headquarters functions to field units, such as the National Water Center.

INNOVIM and M2 Strategy look forward to providing project management and subject matter expertise to ...

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INNOVIM Awarded Radiosonde Observing System Support Task

INNOVIM has been awarded another task in our ongoing NOAA Operations Technical Support Services (OPSTECH) contract. This time, INNOVIM is charged with rehabilitating the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) under the Radiosonde Observing System Support (ROSS) task.

“This technology is crucial in providing feedback on changes in the atmosphere,” says INNOVIM Chief Scientist and Program Manager Richard Sikorski. “Once the technology is implemented, the data will benefit forecasters, climate change researchers, air pollution scientists, and ...

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