GAMA-1 Technologies Awarded NOAA NWS National Ice Center (NIC) Transition and Enhanced IT Security Support

GAMA-1 Technologies has been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) National Ice Center (NIC) Transition and Enhanced IT Security Support contract. GAMA-1 supports NWS’s initiative to transition the NIC IT systems and processes to the NWS Central Operations’ (NCO’s) data center and systems in College Park, MD, and Boulder, CO. As well as to optimize and enhance the security of NCO’s IT systems. Our network engineers provide support to NCO, which enables the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) to deliver national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings, and analyses to a broad range of users and partners. These products and services respond to users’ need to protect life and property, enhance the nation’s economy, and support the nation’s growing demand for environmental information. To support this work and mission, GAMA-1 is tasked with building and managing a secure, logical, separate subnet/VLAN to support NIC servers, scientists, and devices. Our engineers will transition the existing NIC operational applications and website hosting to the NCO Data Center.

About National Ice Center (NIC)
The United States National Ice Center (NIC) is a unique, tri-agency government organization comprised of NOAA, the United States Navy, and the United States Coast Guard. NIC’s mission is to provide high-quality strategic and tactical ice analysis services tailored to meet the operational requirements of U.S. national interests. Today, NIC produces literally hundreds of ice-related products, including weekly ice analyses, ice forecasts, daily ice edge products, tactical scale ice analyses, and annotated satellite imagery. The NIC products are made available to customers via a variety of media, ranging from the Web to old-fashioned fax charts. The NIC is a unique organization, not only in its arrangement as a tri-agency government partnership but also in the scope and range of its products. While other countries possess agencies whose purpose is monitoring regional ice conditions, NIC is the only agency in the world that monitors and analyzes ice conditions across the entire globe. NIC’s interagency cooperation improves government efficiency by pooling the resources of each partner agency, building on the strengths of each partner, and removing duplication of effort that had existed prior to the merger.

About GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC
GAMA-1 is a highly-technical Certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) with a mature service delivery model developed with NOAA’s mission in mind. Our approach enables organizational success by aligning each of our solution offerings to NOAA requirements and objectives. We combine industry and government standards with established GAMA-1 methodologies to develop, engineer, secure, implement, and maintain IT solutions and services. We refine our methods through continuous process improvement and hold the International Organization of Standards (ISO) 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 20000 (ITSM), and ISO 27001 (Security) certifications. We train our staff on IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 & v4 and apply Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Services Level 3 processes.

Jacqueline Genovesi, Contracts Manager – 301-982-4262, [email protected]