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6/28/02

Linux Transition Team Charter

Vision: Smooth transition of RFC operations to the Linux workstation environment.

Mission: Document a plan for transition of RFC operations to Linux operating system environment. Plan will include scenarios for working in a mixed Linux-HP-UX environment or an AHPS Linux cluster environment. It will include system configuration tips, transition of NWSRFS and MPE operations, and conversion of local applications.

Scope of Authority/Limitations:

• Recommendations must be efficient and cost effective
• Travel expenses will be covered by each team member's Region/Office
• Team will consult with RFCs and other NWS offices involved with Linux transition (i.e. Office of Science and Technology) as needed.
• Team will ensure recommendations are in compliance with Section 508 - Rehabilitation Act and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards

Termination Date: The team will be formed and commence activities in July 2002 and remain assembled no longer than 4 months.

Success Criteria/Deliverables:

Document for the transition of RFC operations to Linux by October 1, 2002.

Team Membership: The team will be made up of at least two Regional representatives, one from the Office of Hydrologic Development and one from the Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services' Hydrologic Services Division.



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