The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador™ is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through which it formally recognizes NOAA partners who are working to improve the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.
The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) initiative was formed in 2011 in response to deadly tornadoes that struck Joplin, Missouri and Birmingham, Alabama. At that point, the National Weather Service realized the need to better understand how to motivate people to respond to warnings.
Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors commit to work and engage in dialogue with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. As a WRN Ambassador, GAMA-1 has committed to work with NOAA to help unify efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making our Nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards.
“GAMA-1 is honored to participate in the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative,” said Gus Gamarra, President GAMA-1 Technologies. “It’s critical that NWS Leadership advance science and technology to ensure the success of the nation’s weather readiness and we applaud NOAA for leading such an important initiative.”
Find more information regarding the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation follow this link: http://www.weather.gov/wrn/
About National Weather Service (NWS)
The National Weather Service’s mission is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. As a long-standing NWS partner, GAMA-1 works with NWS to defend, secure and achieve NWS’ vision to evolve into and build a Weather-Ready Nation where society is prepared for and responds to Weather-Dependent events.
About National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision-makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
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 and OCIO 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) v3 and apply Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Services Level 3 processes.
Jacqueline Genovesi, Contracts Manager – 301-982-4262, [email protected]