DM09-15.02 Soliciting Comments until October 2 2015 on the Proposed Termination of the Family of Services (FOS)Program
Effective: 2015/09/02 UTC

 
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DATA MGT MESSAGE 09-15.02

TO        Family of Services
          NOAA Weather Wire Service 
          Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          NOAAPORT
          Other NWS Partners and Employees

FROM      Robert Bunge
          Office of Dissemination

SUBJECT   Soliciting Comments until October 2 2015 on the
          Proposed Termination of the Family of Services (FOS)
          Program 

The National Weather Service /NWS/ is accepting comments until 
October 2 2015 on its proposal to terminate the Family of 
Services /FOS/ program.  As part of the deployment of the NWS 
Integrated Dissemination Project /IDP/ the physical host of FOS 
the NWS Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) will be decommissioned 
after other NWSTG functions are migrated to IDP.  Additionally 
difficulty in accepting and applying funds from the private 
sector to the FOS service has contributed to this proposal.

All data available to FOS customers are hosted on publicly 
available systems including servers hosted on the new IDP 
platform making the data available to FOS customers at no cost. 
IDP provides a level of availability and reliability of NWS 
dissemination services that was not otherwise obtainable at the 
time FOS was initiated.  NWSTG systems will be decommissioned in 
late 2016  providing several months for FOS customers to migrate 
to IDP services.

The NWS continues to value its partnership with current FOS 
customers and is fully committed to providing a high level of 
customer service for all weather enterprise customers as they 
begin to transition to the operational services provided by IDP.

NWS is accepting comments on this proposed termination through 
October 2  2015.  After a review of all comments received NWS 
will make a decision whether or not to terminate the FOS program.

Comments can be made via email to the following

  Robert Bunge/Office of Dissemination
  Silver Spring MD
  robert.bunge@noaa.gov
  301-427-9608

National Public Information Notices are online at

http://www.weather.gov/om/notif.htm

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