GAMA-1 Technologies Wins the National Weather Service HydroVIS Contract

Greenbelt, MD – September 2023

GAMA-1 Technologies has secured a pivotal contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service Office of Water Prediction (OWP) for the HydroVIS project. This endeavor aims to bolster the nation’s water prediction capabilities amid challenges like floods, droughts, and climate change impacts. The HydroVIS system, functioning within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, will serve as a primary platform to disseminate comprehensive hydrologic information, including experimental Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) services. As part of OWP’s strategy, HydroVIS will integrate with existing NWS systems, aiding in timely and proactive decision-making for the public, stakeholders, and partners.

Empowering Tomorrow’s Water Resource Predictions

The GAMA-1 Technologies team’s expertise in hydrologic sciences, software development, and AWS Cloud Infrastructure will be pivotal in realizing OWP’s ambitions, especially their goal to provide high-resolution flood prediction services to nearly the entire U.S. population by 2026.

Gerald Stark, GAMA-1’s Vice President of Business Development, stated, “GAMA-1, in a complementary partnership with Riverside, Inc., delivers comprehensive experience developing, deploying, and supporting highly available data-driven on-premises and cloud-based mission systems across NOAA. As climate change, population growth, and aging infrastructure create unprecedented vulnerabilities, our mission – enabling science and data to benefit humanity – aligns seamlessly with NOAA’s objective to revolutionize water prediction capabilities.” Our proposed collaboration seeks to bolster Impact-based Decision Support Services by developing and implementing state-of-the-art hydrologic analyses, forecasts, and decision-support systems that equip emergency services and water management stakeholders with the insights needed to navigate complex scenarios.

The OWP’s Vital Mission

The Office of Water Prediction’s mission is to collaboratively research, develop, and deliver state-of-the-science national hydrologic analyses, forecast information, data, decision-support services, and guidance to support essential emergency services and water management decisions. In partnership with NWS national, regional, and local offices, OWP coordinates, integrates, and supports consistent water prediction activities from global to local levels.

The Role of HydroVIS

HydroVIS, short for Hydrologic Visualization and Information Services, is a critical component of OWP’s strategy. It operates within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud and serves as a dissemination platform for comprehensive hydrologic information, including experimental FIM services, experimental geospatial visualization services, hydrologic data services, and forecast Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

HydroVIS not only addresses the need for actionable flood information but also integrates seamlessly into the NWS’ National Map Viewer and NWPS Web application, enhancing decision-making capabilities for core partners, stakeholders, and the public.

About GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC

At GAMA-1 Technologies, we are dedicated to harnessing the power of science and data to impact humanity positively. As a certified Small Disadvantaged Business serving the Federal Government, we specialize in delivering innovative, secure, and high-performance enterprise technologies that pave the way for future scientific endeavors. Our vision is to advance the management of public scientific data lifecycle and environmental intelligence, guided by our core principles of being reputable, reliable, and results-focused.

Guiding Principles

Reputation is paramount at GAMA-1. We take pride in being the preferred choice for IT, professional, and scientific services, earning trust through outstanding performance that consistently adds value to our customer’s mission. Reliability is embedded in our DNA, with every employee upholding integrity and ethical standards while striving to meet contract requirements and objectives. Our results-focused approach underlines the mutual growth of our business and employees. By understanding and exceeding customer expectations, we achieve positive outcomes and contribute to your career journey.

Quality Trifecta

GAMA-1’s commitment to excellence is epitomized by our Quality Trifecta: Quality People, Process, and Delivery. Our skilled team boasts extensive experience and certifications, ensuring high-quality services and support. Our proven Envision, Plan, and Execute/Monitor methodology drives technical and business performance, while adherence to industry best practices guarantees superior solution delivery and support.

A Great Place to Work

In the competitive landscape, GAMA-1 stands out as a company that fosters a family-oriented, small-business culture. Our workplace cultivates camaraderie and community, with 97% of employees feeling this strong sense of connection. We value individual contributions and provide opportunities for career growth and interaction with senior executives, attracting candidates who seek meaningful engagement and a rewarding career trajectory.

GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC is more than just a company; we are a partner in driving meaningful change. With certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, CMMI, and ITIL best practices, we align technical expertise with mission objectives to craft solutions that matter. As an Amazon Web Services Advanced Tier Partner, Scaled Agile Silver Partner, and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, we combine competence and commitment to create a better future. Learn more about us at and join us in shaping a brighter tomorrow.

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

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