GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC has been awarded the recompete of the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) Algorithm Scientific Software Integration and System Transition Team (ASSISTT) Process Lifecycle and Algorithm Integration Team (PLAIT) contract. GAMA-1 teamed with IMSG, has supported the program since 2018 to connect the otherwise separate STAR science formulation and development endeavors to transition the science software into operational scientific applications. The main goal of the Algorithm Scientific Software Integration and System Transition Team (ASSISTT) Process Lifecycle and Algorithm Integration Team (PLAIT) is to achieve an accelerated, cost effective, implementation of science algorithms and capabilities that are crosscutting throughout STAR divisions and NESDIS using the appropriate life cycle processes. The ASSISTT designs and develops satellite application processing systems that are transitioned to operations (primarily the Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO)). Once these satellite application systems are transitioned to operations, the science teams and ASSISTT work in coordination with operations personnel to maintain the science within these systems.
ASSISTT specializes in this end to end process (lifecycle reviews, information system design, application design, application development, application deployment, data processing, quality control inspection, transition to operations, and maintenance) for scientific application processing systems and their products. To support the NOAA satellite programs and science priorities, ASSISTT PLAIT has been tasked to provide the managerial and technical expertise to prepare the application software for implementation and testing. ASSISTT PLAIT works with the science teams to integrate the science applications into the appropriate software systems, optimize the scientific software, conduct unit tests, and then deliver the applications to the ASSISTT Technology, Testing and Transition Team (T4) for deployment. Application integration activities include prototyping and developing technical integration solutions for application interfaces, application integration and integration processes, product and application quality assurance, and application memory usage. Data processing activities include algorithm unit testing. The application lifecycle processes include the development of functional and technical requirements, product quality control, risk management, application mapping, documentation development, lifecycle reviews, and stakeholder interaction.
GAMA-1’s NESDIS STAR ASSISTT team is deploying the AWS Cloud Native services to build Algorithm Orchestration capabilities for the Science team. The design consists of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL RDS, AWS STEP Functions, Amazon API Gateway and S3 Storage Amazon EKS, and many other compute and storage services.
About the Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR).
The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) is the science arm of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), which acquires and manages the nation’s environmental satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). STAR activities, integral to the implementation of NOAA’s priorities, are aligned with and carried out in direct support of NOAA and NESDIS programs, strategic goals, and performance objectives. STAR’s mission is to accelerate the transfer of satellite observations of the land, atmosphere, ocean, and climate from scientific research and development into routine operations, and offer state-of-the-art data, products, and services to decision-makers.
About National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
The NESDIS mission is to provide secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources to promote and protect the Nation’s security, environment, economy, and quality of life. As a long-standing NESDIS partner, GAMA-1 works with NESDIS to provide data ingest, archive, and stewardship and redistribution of critical weather, climate, and ocean and weather model data.
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 International Organization of Standards (ISO) 9001:2008 (Quality), ISO 20000 (ITSM), and ISO 27001 (Security) certifications. We train our staff on IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v4 and apply Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Services Level 3 processes.
Jacqueline Genovesi, Contracts Manager – 301-982-4262, [email protected]