GAMA-1 Technologies Teams with the National Weather Service to Migrate Mission Critical Services to the Cloud

Greenbelt, MD – July 2023

NWS Director, Deputy Director, and Dissemination Director all congratulate the team on this huge achievement that advances the NWS technical solutions

In September of 2022, GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Dissemination’s (ODIS) Contract providing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) that included installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, troubleshooting, recovery, and decommissioning of critical mission applications.

Within ten months, the Dissemination GIS Team, which consists of Federal Employees and GAMA-1’s Cloud Subject Matter Experts, moved ESRI-based GIS web mission-critical services to the NWS Cloud environment with the agility for frequent updates and enhancements. Kari Sheets, Weather Information Distribution Branch Chief of the NWS Office of Dissemination, said, “The GIS team successfully migrated our ESRI-based GIS Web services from on-prem to cloud infrastructure today. This was a huge effort and a great success story for cloud migration.  The initial development of cloud-based services to the sunsetting of legacy services took 18 months. Great job, team!”

AWS Products/Services used: Amazon Aurora, AWS Certificate Manager (ACM), AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Config, AWS Direct Connect, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS), AWS Lambda, AWS Management Console, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Route 53, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), AWS Systems Manager, AWS Trusted Advisor, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), AWS VPN, Amazon Athena, AWS Backup, Amazon CloudFront, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), AWS Glue, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Organizations, AWS Security Hub, AWS Service Catalog, AWS Transit Gateway, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS WAF.

About NWS: The mission of the NWS, an agency within the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) NOAA, is to provide weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, and its adjacent waters and oceans to protect life and property and to enhance the national economy. ODIS performs portfolio management for all NWS Dissemination Services.

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Stan Coachman, Contracts Manager – 301-982-4262, [email protected]