GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC has been awarded 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) Technology, Testing and Transition Team (T4) NOAALink SB IDIQ Task Order. GAMA-1 teamed with IMSG 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 GAMA-1 ASSISTT Technology, Testing, and Transition Team is to provide services achieving a cost-effective implementation of algorithm testing and delivering capabilities that are cross-cutting 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 operational 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 programs, the ASSISTT T4 has been tasked to provide the managerial and technical expertise for the preparation of the application software for demonstration and delivery to operations. ASSISTT T4 works with the ASSISTT Process Lifecycle and Algorithm Integration Team (PLAIT) to implement the science applications into the STAR Clustered Processing System, prototype information systems, run the applications in a demonstration mode for algorithm evaluation, deliver data products to STAR stakeholders, deliver the applications for the transition into operations, and prototype the application implementation into new systems. Application activities includes prototyping and
developing technical system solutions for application demonstration, configuration management, application deployment for demonstration runs, software and system deployment implementation, and Delivered Algorithm Package deliveries. Data processing activities include: application regression testing, golden day or short term testing, and near real-time application demonstration runs. The software delivered for application transition into operations are implemented within an Application Package (AP) that includes software, test data, and documentation.
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]