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Systems Engineering Center
Leads systems engineering, development, integration, and testing of observing, information processing, display, and communications systems. Approves all systems engineering changes; reviews system performance; identifies needs for system changes. Manages risk reduction activites.
The AWIPS Evolution Project is led by the Systems Engineering Center within the Office of Science and Technology. The project is executed by small teams that carry out the necessary functions critical to the project. The AWIPS Evolution Project has a number of over-arching project level activities that support the overall project and sub projects. These overarching activities include Governance, Security, Administrative Support, and Risk Management. AWIPS Evolution is executed in three distinct phases. The AWIPS Evolution project has no dedicated resources. It is a matrixed project, one that uses resources taken from throughout the entire NWS organization.
Analysis Branch
Engineers new systems and systems modifications. Supplies systems engineering expertise to all product improvement and development programs. Analyzes proposed changes for cost, feasability and schedule impact. Defines and manages risk reduction activities.
Development Branch
Manages development of observing, information, processing, display, and communications system enhancements. Supports systems acceptance testing and operations test and evaluation. Integrates systems and performs system level testing. 
Support Branch
Manage the OST computer facilities and provide system administration, management, and maintenance of the OST development, test and integration systems in these facilities. Plan for and manage hardware and software installations and upgrades to the development, test and integration systems. Support hardware and software development, integration, and testing of AWIPS, NEXRAD, ORPG and other NWS systems. Maintain the AWIPS national configuration data sets and create map backgrounds for counties, cities, zones, topology, rivers, etc. for AWIPS systems.


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Systems Engineering Center
1325 East-West Hwy.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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