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Systems Engineering Center

 Mission Statement

Excellence in Engineering

The Systems Engineering Center (SEC) 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 activities.

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Office Director (Albert B. Spencer Jr.):  Albert "Benjie" Spencer Jr. joins the National Weather Service Office of Science and Technology as the director of the Systems Engineering Center. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing systems engineering, development, and integration, as well as the testing of observing, information processing, display, and communications systems. The center approves all systems engineering changes, reviews system performance, and identifies needs for system changes.

Analysis Branch (Thomas Day PhD): Engineers new systems and systems modifications. Supplies systems engineering expertise to all product improvement and development programs. Analyzes proposed changes for cost, feasibility and schedule impact. Defines and manages risk reduction activities

Development Branch (Edward Mandel): Manages development of observing, information, and processing, display, and communications system enhancements. Supports systems acceptance testing and operations test and evaluation. Integrates systems and performs system level testing. 

Support Branch (Olga Brown-Leigh): 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.

National Weather Service
Systems Engineering Center
1325 East-West Hwy.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Page last modified: December 30, 2014



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