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National Environmental Satellite, Data and
Information Service (NESDIS)



NESDIS
Suomi

National Polar
-
orbiting
Partnership (NPP)

Post Launch Operational Readiness


George
Serafino
, Chief

Office of Systems Development

Ground Systems Division

May 3, 2012

1

2

Agenda


Open Action Items


Project Summary


Issues / Risks


Significant Progress


Schedule / Milestones


Backup


Scope


Points of Contact

2

3

Number

26

Concern

Action

Response

Date
Assigned

10/05/11

Earlier 24x7
support of NDE

Investigate contract
modification for earlier
24x7 support of NDE


Contract Mod submitted to ESPDS Dev Task CO by Dec
30 (slip from Dec 1; planned completion for distribution to
the GSA CO
-
Mid
-
Jan.


Met with ESPDS COTR on Jan 4


(Revised Date) Implementation of 24x7 on
-
call NDE
support is not expected until Jul 2012 (
Goodrum
, Jan 4)


The milestone is in the signed


NDE to ESPC Transition Plan. OSPO is to initiate 24x7

monitoring of the NDE System Test Environment, and


NDE declares several NPP products operational in July

(Silva, Feb 2)


July 2012 to support initial NDE operational product

schedule.

Contract mod is with Contracting Officer;
currently

negotiating with contractor

(
Goodrum
, Feb 08)


contractor's estimate for 24x7 on call support

is higher than
the Government estimate. Asked for a more detailed basis
of estimate from the contractor Still aiming for July
(
Goodrum
, Feb 28)


Agreement reached with
Solers

for level of 24x7 support.
Will quote cost for hours in Government Estimate, with
option to add additional labor hours if needed. Government
to update contract mod and resubmit to CO (action
pending). Note that exercise of 24x7 on
-
call support option
may be affected by OSPO funding issue.
(
Goodrum
, Apr 4)


OSD identified funding available for contract mod to
maintain NDE contractor staffing level into FY2013,
including 24x7 on
-
call support. Contract mod is being
bundled with other contract
mods

for ESPDS Dev Option
Period 2. (
Goodrum
, Apr 24)


Discussed revised contract
mods

with Washington
Consulting this week, (
Goodrum
,
May 1)

Date Due

POC

Goodrum

Status

Open

Agreement reached with
Solers

for level of 24x7
support
(
Goodrum
, Apr 4
)













Action Items

4

Number

27

Concern

Action

Response

Date
Assigned

10/15/11

ICD’s are required
between the
various customer
organizations and
OSPO/ESPC

Determine what ICD’s are
required between the various
customer organizations and
OSPO/ESPC for delivery of NPP
data products


Suzanne
Hilding

will send letter
to Kathy Kelly for ICD Support.
OSD will assist in the process.
(SH Oct 20)


Implementation schedule to be
drafted by end of Nov 2011.
(Oct
27)


NWS will set up meeting to
socialize the development of the
ICD schedule after the beginning
of 2012.
(Meeting, Dec 22)





Required ICD documents development


NDE
-
CLASS ICD is complete/signed
(March 28,
Berberich
)


NDE
-
AWIPS ICD exists (1990) however
requires update (Oct 20)


Initial schedule is under review . Upon
socialization to NDE, a copy will be
provide to GSD by TBD .(
Berberich
, Dec
8)


Telecon

with NDE and NWS AWIPS on
Feb 27 to review the NDE
-
AWIPS ICD
draft and work needed. Actions assigned.
Scheduled follow
-
up meetings every two
weeks to review progress
(
Goodrum
, Feb
28)


Noblis

providing NDE with support for
AWIPS ICD development
(
Goodrum
, Mar
6)


NCEP ICD in progress; however work on
this effort needs to be balanced against
other priorities including preparations for
move to College Park facility (Serafino
Mar 28)


4/24
-

Work on NDE
-
AWIPS ICD
continues and is nearly sufficient for
"interim" maturity.(
Berberich
, April 24)


Continuing to update AWIPS ICD.
(
Goodrum
, May 1)

Date Due

POC

Hilding

Serafino

Status

Open

Need agreement to get
ICD from NCO (
Dariush

started a template)














Action Items

Number

29

Concern

Action

Response

Date
Assigned

10/20/11

Not fully
implementing the
DOC IT
-
009/NIST
SP 800
-
53, Rev 3,
control SC
-
9
requirements

Acquire an Authorizing Official
approval of either



Acceptance of risk for not fully
implementing the DOC IT
-
009/NIST SP 800
-
53, Rev 3,
control SC
-
9 requirements


If any part of the “acceptance is
not approved, create a POA&M
to track remediation of
unacceptable risk


Coordinate with Scott
Christiansen. (SH Oct 20)

1.
ISSO needs to update the FIPS
analysis & send to their organization
ITSO for review/concurrence (OSPO
Complete, Nov 15)

2.
Upon concurrence, the FIPS200 is
sent to the System Owner for review &
concurrence. (OSPO complete)
.


3.
Upon concurrence, the system owner
attaches a cover memo and sends the
entire package to the authorizing
official for review and acceptance.
(completed Feb 22)

4.

POA&M has been established for
OSPO to get FIPS signed by AO.

5.
Develop plan and agreements with
NWS, NDE, and OSPO on the roles
and responsibilities for implementing a
secure IT

6.
CID ITSO to contact AO about
whether we need to start the entire
signature process cycle again for
updating the dated error in the
document or not (Meeting March 22)

7.
The document is in the signature cycle
(Meeting March 29)

Date Due

POC

Mahmot

Christensen

Status

Open

The technical memo is
signed by NWS. (Feb 07)


All parties have signed the
data dissemination memo.
Signed

copies provided to
NWS and OSPO (Bill
Bauer).


The
updated ESPC FIPS
200
document has been
signed by
Mary
Kicza

on
April 24, 2012. (
Stathoplos

April 27)




5

Action Items

Y

G

6

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Summary for NPP

G

G

G

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

NDE Segment
Development (SD)

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

FEB MAR APR

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

Network

Infrastructure (NI)

G

G

G

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

System Integration (SI)

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

CLASS (CL)

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

User Engagement (UE)

G

Y

R

R

R

G

R

Y

G

R

R

Y

R

R

R

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

Product Development
(PD)

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

R

R

R

LEGEND

GOOD SHAPE

G

MINOR PROBLEM

Y

MAJOR PROBLEM

R

NOT STARTED

G

G

G

Y

G

G

G

G

Y

G

Y

Y

G

G

G

Y

Overall NPP Readiness
Assessment

G

Y

G

G

G

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

OVERALL

G

Y

Y

NOV DEC JAN

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G

Y

Y

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

ESPC Operational Readiness
(OR)

G

Y

R

G

G

Y

R

R

R

G

Y

R

Y

G

Y

Y

R

R

R

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

Calibration/Validation (CV)

G

Y

G

G

G

G

G

Y

G

G

G

G

G

G

Y

Y

Y

Overall NPP Readiness
Assessment

REQUIREMENTS

PROCUREMENT

TECHNICAL

SCHEDULE

COST

OVERALL

G

Y

Y

Y

G

R

R

Y

Y

G

Y

R

Y

Y

Y

Y

G

Y

Y

Y

R

Y

G

R

Y

G

FEB MAR APR

FEB MAR APR


FEB MAR APR

FEB MAR APR

FEB MAR APR

FEB MAR APR


FEB MAR APR

FEB MAR APR

Y

7

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP

7

Issue ID

1

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

P
D
(c)

R

Product
Devel

Funding

Failure to provide sufficient funding to
develop the full suite of products required
from NDE

The total shortfall is $1.2 million. Without
the funding NOAA will not be able to
ensure continuity of existing polar
products


Examining alternative funding
options.


The Executive Board of the
Satellite Products and
Services Review Board
(SPSRB), along with
representation from NWS and
JPSS met to prioritize the
NOAA Unique Product
development efforts that would
be generated from NDE.

Active projects
will be
considered for
termination
and/or work
stoppage


Realized
Date

12/09/11

Impacts

Due Date

02/01/12

5/31/12

Developments

Insufficient

FY12 funds to NOAA achieves polar continuity
capabilities from an afternoon polar satellite.

Trigger
Date

02/01/12

5/31/12

POC

Schott

Status

Open

Operations


Coral Reef and Coast Watch SST and Ocean Color
products


Tailored Ocean Color products


Product tailoring and monitoring tools


Blended snow products


Operational ozone products from OMPS
-
L


Tropical cyclone products


Vegetation health products

Pursuing JPSS funding.

Ocean color project
experienced work
stoppage on 1 Feb 2012


JPSS board met 3/27, and
while no objections, NJO
Director needs TIM
instrument/flight costs first
(within 2 weeks) (Mehta
3/28)

Users

National Weather

Service (NWS)

National

Ocean Service (NOS)

National Marine and Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Other Federal/State Governments

r = requirements s = schedule c = cost

p= procurement t = technical

UE = User Engagement SD = Segment Development

NI = Network Infrastructure PD = Product Development

CL = CLASS SI = System Integration

CV = Calibration Validation OR = Operational Readiness

Project Codes

8

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP

8

Issue ID

2

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

P
D
(t)

G

BUFR
format

Inefficiency of VIIRS BUFR
conversion software
significantly impacts NDE
latency



Initially EMC requires 4 moderate
and 1 imagery channel BUFR.
Examining requirements to thin data
sets. Resources limitations is
preventing further investigation
(Meeting March 22)


NDE and EMC Meeting held Nov 3
to determine when the VIIRS BUFR
files data flow is needed. NCEP
computer resources to handle VIIRS
data TBD. Need to examine
computer upgrade schedule.
Testing May/Jun 2012 at earliest.
Plan to test with thinned data sets in
Fall 2012


Algorithm Development Package
(Nov 30, 2011)


NDE Impact/Performance
Assessment (
Feb

Apr 2012)


At 15 Mar 2012 NDE/NCEP
meeting projected test data sets to
NCO in Fall 2012

Discussed with
NCEP and none
recommended.
Exploring option
to update BUFR
library software
as long term
solution

Realized
Date

Jul 2011

Due Date

TBD

Impacts

Trigger
Date

TBD

Developments

Need an efficient way

for NDE to put VIIRS
radiance data in a format that can be easily
ingested by NWS numerical weather prediction
models.

POC

Schott

Status

Open

Plan to test with thinned
data sets in Fall 2012 .

Apr 2012 performance
assessment

1 imagery
band BUFR requires 1 of
7 NDE nodes. 4 moderate
band testing underway.


Operations

VIIRS

data in a format required by NWS.
VIIRS
BUFR is priority 4 of 8 in phase I deliveries
.

Users

National Weather Service

r = requirements s = schedule c = cost

p= procurement t = technical

UE = User Engagement SD = Segment Development

NI = Network Infrastructure PD = Product Development

CL = CLASS SI = System Integration

CV = Calibration Validation OR = Operational Readiness

Project Codes

Issue ID

4

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

S
D
(r)

G

NDE
Quasi
-
Operational

Production system
not available at
launch (met); 8x5
support for system
prior to handover to
OSPO (being
worked); no remote
IDPS backup


Production and Distribution hardware submitted for
acquisition. [
Goodrum
, Dec 6 2011]


Integration into proper ESPC operational zones by
Apr 12
No earlier than
June 30 (
Laufer

March 28)


NDE submitted FY14 Initiative to implement NDE remote
backup. NESDIS CFO recommended this be funded by
JPSS Program


Telecom held with NESDIS CFO concerning NDE Backup .
CFO recommended JPSS Program Office fund. (Oct 27)


Response from JPSS office is that the Enterprise Backup
i
s not scheduled to be in place until 2017 in support of the
JPSS mission.


Other optional locations include AFWA or IDPS Aurora
(Raytheon).


In Jan 2012 NESDIS AA re
-
iterated need for interim NDE
backup; NOAA JPSS PO requested cost estimate for
interim NDE backup at Wallops [Serafino 1/10/12]


NDE submitted to Ajay Mehta a cost estimate to
implement an NDE Remote backup in Wallops and
acquire a network to transmit NPP data from AFWA to
NDE BU in Wallops (Feb 1)


NDE submitted ROM for offsite backup to JPSS Program
Office. Splinter discussion on Block 1.5 architecture held
on 7 Feb with JPSS program Office, including options for
backup IDP. (
Goodrum

Feb 08)


No news from JPSS
Pgm

Office re decision to support
implementation of an NDE Remote Backup in Wallops
(Silva Apr 17)

Investigate
implementation
of NDE/JDE
Remote
Backup System
in Fairmont in
FY 2014/15
--

pending
availability of
funding

Realized
Date

Due Date

02/12

09/11

Impacts

Developments

1)
NDE constraints on testing
while using test environment
to support product generation,

2)
2) NDE resources will be
diverted to implement
Production and Remote
Backup deployment (probable
schedule impact to other work)
(
Goodrum
, Apr 24)

Trigger
Date

POC

Silva

Status

Open

Operations

single points of failure within
current test configuration increase
risk of unscheduled NPP data
outage
(
Goodrum
, Apr 24)

Users

NPP scheduled and unscheduled
data outages
(
Goodrum
, Apr 24)

9

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

Issue ID

6

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

CV
(
t,p
)

R

SDR/EDR Risk
Assessment due
to reduced
funding

Lack of funding for
STAR will reduce its
ability to support
NPP algorithm
updates, changes
and anomaly
resolution.


Risk assessment initiated based on funding
levels (27% of requested funding received)


STAR funded through Mar ’12. JPSS Program
received ~30% of required funding and cal/
val

was hit very hard. Not all proposed STAR
activities were needed for JPSS tasks in FY11
due to existing NPP algorithms not yet shown to
not meet requirements, and organizational
responsibilities finalized after BOEs submitted
(HK Oct 12)


DPA FY12 Budget Execution plan has
requested full funding for STAR activities
needed by JPSS for execution in Apr’12, where
needed, for uninterrupted work (HK Oct 12)


STAR Risk Assessment meeting to be held Oct
5. Objective is to provide algorithm risk based
on FY11 budget finalized Sep 16 2011. (LR
Sep 28)


Submitting 20 SOWs (for Apr 1 2012 and
beyond) to JPSS DPA.


Risk Assessment sent out to cal/
val

team leads
due to FY12 budget.

Response due in by
March 20.

Evaluation completed by March 27
(
Rokke

Mar 13).


17 SOWs funded and 3 remain unfunded but
under discussion.

The SOW are only funded for
9 months.

Further

discussion are planned with
NJO but no date set as of yet.

(
Rokke

May 2 ).

Implementation of
the science
transition plan
would ensure that
STAR budget
would receive
evaluation by
NOAA to
establish a
secure program
and objectives.

Realized
Date

Due Date

01/20/12

11/15/11

10/15/11

07/31/11

Impacts

Developments

ATMS SDR

BG coeffienct tool to
generate calibration values has
ended. OMPS SDR has human in
loop for calibration, not operational
and no funding to support change.
CrIS SDR tools to provide
synchronization, co
-
registration
and alignment with ATMS is
delayed. VIIRS SDR tools for LUT
updates delayed

Trigger
Date

POC

Rokke

Status

Open

Operations

STAR

has not been funded to take
over the Northrup Grumman tasks.

Northrup Grumman is responsible
for testing in G
-
ADA, ASF.
Unresolved issue of intellectual
property rights. remains open

17 SOWs funded for 9
months and then cut an
additional 5
-
15%. 3
SOWs remain unfunded
but under discussion.
(
Rokke

May 2).

Users

Users will experience

significant
delays in product maturity at a
high cost

10

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

11

Issue ID

7

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

C
V
(t)

Y

SDR/EDR
Communi
cation
and
coordina
-
tion


There are approximately 18
meetings per week and
only 1 FTE budgeted in
FY12. Continued
communications between
STAR and JPSS Program
Office is required to
mitigate the lack of
resources


Meet with JPSS Program Office to
obtain funding.


STAR resubmitted SOW to JPSS
Program Office for additional funding.
Received by JPSS DPA on Dec 2 2011.
Awaiting response (Date TBD).


JPSS stated that because the situation
has improved, this request has been put
‘On Hold.” (Maria and Vince, Dec 8)


STAR (M Kalb) stated that request is
still important and needs to move
forward (Jan 5 meeting)


JPSS has approved the funding, but it is
not available yet (meeting Feb 09)


Meeting with DPA Heather
Kilcoyne

and
Ray
Godin
, March 13.

Heather rejected
funding the SOW submitted for STAR
support of JPSS meetings,
communication and coordination (
Rokke

Mar 13).


STAR to work directly with NJO to
acquire resources necessary to ensure
full and effective support to NPP /JPSS
(Kalb 8 Mar)

Implementation of
the science
transition plan
would ensure that
STAR budget
would receive
evaluation by
NOAA to
establish a
secure program
and objectives.


STAR will need
to reduce support
for JPSS
meetings,
reviews and
reports if
unfunded as
internal support
for STAR
processes is
critical for
program success.




Realized
Date

Due Date

TBD

12/11

Impacts

Developments

This

SOW was submitted at the
request of NASA DPA. Information
such as planned maneuvers was not
provided to cal/val teams.

Trigger
Date

POC

Kalb

Mehta

Status

Open

Operations

This

SOW was approved then rejected
by NASA DPA. Late notification of
fixes included in IDPS release still
impacts cal/val planning.

Funding is on hold
(meeting Feb 16)

Mike Kalb will contact
NJO for direct funding

Users

STAR will reduce support for JPSS
meetings, reviews and reports if
unfunded.


12

Issue ID

8

Issue

Description

Status

Contingency
plan

Project

NI
(s)

Y

ESPC LAN


The ESPC LAN needs to be
upgraded by April 1, 2012 in
order to support operational
NDE data flows to users




ESPC, NDE, GSD gathered data
requirements as function of time to
document phased approach to
internal LAN upgrades


LAN is having funding issues .
Latest schedule calls for integration
of LAN in June


There is a 2
-
month delay because of
2
-
month delay getting procurement
money from JPSS (Linda
Stathoplos

Feb 01)


Funding received from JPSS,
contract
mods

completed, funding
transferred to GSA. (Serafino, 2/28)


Bids are coming to SSAI and
venders are under review for
selection (Meeting March 22)


Delivery of equipment are expected
by the end of April (Meeting April 5)


4/30/12 update
-

Equipment arriving
at vendor location for staging
activities (testing and burn
-
in).
Complete inventory of equipment to
arrive by May 1, 2012.
Implementation planning activities
have begun; schedule being drafted.
All work to be completed by June
29, 2012. (R. Dyson April30)

Connect NDE
development
zone directly to
ESPC perimeter
router for 1Gbps
connectivity to
NOAA MAN.


Realized
Date

2/23/12

Due Date

4/1/12

Impacts

Trigger
Date

Developments

NDE

development zone not impacted.

POC

Dyson

Status

Open

Operations

ESPC LAN will be oversaturated causing
performance problems impacting

products
and data delivery.

Users

Data may

be corrupted, delayed, or never
received.

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

Issue ID

9

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

CL
(c)

R

CLASS support
to NPP must be
reduced to
adhere to
available FY12
funding

CLASS must
reprioritize FY12 work
due to a $2.5M
funding cut from
JPSS.


Briefed JPSS Deputy Director on
impacts due to funding shortfall


JPSS program has funded CLASS to
support the JPSS GS SDR, PDR
efforts this year


Evaluating the impacts of delaying
until next FY NDE testing and
GCOM
-
W support


Preparing CLASS budget impact
brief for senior management


Exploring alternative funding sources


CLASS has a follow
-
on
telecon

with
the JPSS program office on May 5,
2012 to discuss testing requirements
for GCOM
-
W (
Witcher
, May 2)



Rescope

and reduce
support to the
following efforts:


NPP cal/
val

&
operational support


NDE product archival


GCOM
-
W data
archival


JPSS
-
1 planning,
SDR and PDR
support


Execute CLASS
contract modification
to reduce scope of
effort for this year


NDE and CLASS PMs
agreed to support 1
more interface test
this FY (Silva Apr 17)

Realized
Date

April 2012

Impacts

Due Date

Developments


NDE product archival

Trigger
Date

Feb 2012

POC

Witcher

Status

Open










Operations


NPP
cal
/
val

and operational
support


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13

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

Issue ID

10

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

SD
(s)

Y

Integration
and test of
NDE
Production
Environment
is not
completed

by March
2012.

NDE no longer
plans to provide
“operational”
products

in July
2012. NDE will
provide test
products on a
best
-
effort basis


Use current NDE Test configuration to support

operational
products until Production Environment is ready.


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Goodrum
)


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(
Goodrum
, Apr 4)


"Most" of missing hardware received according to
contractor. Contracting Officer has procurement request
for equivalent IBM RAID storage to replace approved
hardware no longer available. Software licenses still on
hold pending ODC contract mod (NDE provided ODC
ceiling (
Goodrum
, May1)

Use current
NDE Test
configuration to
support

operational
products until
Production
Environment is
ready.


Realized
Date

3/01/12

Due Date

Impacts

Trigger
Date

Developments

Constraint on ability to test

new system configurations

POC

Goodrum

Status

Open

As of 29 March update,
hardware continues to
arrive.
(
Goodrum
, Apr 4)


NDE Production
Environment equipment
is being installed in
ESPC. Still waiting for
some missing parts.
(
Goodrum
, Apr 11)

Operations

N/A


No Ops support

Users

Potential

for scheduled
and unscheduled data
outages

14

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

Issue ID

11

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

OR
(s)

R

Dedicated
OSPO
resources are
not identified
for operating
NPP/NDE;

ESPC design, test and
operational readiness
schedules will not be met

1.
OSPO consider making
NPP readiness a top
priority.

2.
OSD developing an
integrated NPP readiness
schedule to provide lead
time for OSPO contractors.

3.
New OSPO FTE's to
support NPP Operational
Readiness.

4.
As of Oct 2012, 2 new FTE
Network Engineers

5.
Lien established against
JPSS PO for funding to
cover NDE operations



Accept FY12
schedule delay
(per Mary
Kicza
).


Respond to
FY13 budget
developments
with adjusted
schedules as
needed.


Realized
Date

3/22/12

Due Date

Impacts

Developments

NDE development schedule may be slowed by
response to real
-
time issues/anomalies.

Trigger
Date

POC

Stathoplos

Status

Open

New Issue (as of 3/22)


No funding from JPSS
for support of NPP
operations in FY12 (PAC
to ORF issue) Meeting
April 5)



Operations

OSPO/ESPC will not operate NDE

in FY12.

Users

No 24/7 monitoring

to detect anomalies. No
ESPC Help Desk or return
-
to
-
service support.
Anomaly resolution may take longer.

15

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

16

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

16

Issue ID

20

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

CV
(r)

Y

Calibration/ Validation LIRD
supplement Completion


The EDR product
requirements for APU are
defined in the L!RD
supplement. The
document has not been
approved . The
requirements are still in
flux and may require
additional algorithm
cal/val work.

1.
STAR needs to
have Algorithm and
Data Products
(ADP) Government
representation at
the LORWG to
understand and
make plans based
on the discussion.

2.
LORWG complete
the L1RD
supplement for
signatures

1.
EDRs cal/val
use the IORD
requirement
established
by the IPO
until LIRD
supplement is
approved

2.
Use the
instrument
vendor specs
as guidelines
until the SDR
requirement
are approved.

Realized
Date

4/12/12

Impacts

Due Date

6/12

Developments

Product calibration/validation will have significant increase
in costs if requirements continue to change

and/or new
products are introduced.

Trigger
Date

TBD

POC

Rokke

Operations

Declaring

an EDR validated can not be achieved unless
requirements are established. Cal/Val activities will be
delayed if significant changes are made to the L1RD
supplement.

Status

Open

Users

Users of the EDR products can

not plan for product
readiness or usefulness
untill

APU requirements are well
defined.

17

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

17

Issue ID

21

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

CV
(p)

Y

Completion of the
Scitech

II
contract

Procurement Issues

Calibration/ Validation

STAR has is the final
stages of completion for
the
Scitech

II contract


1.
Submission of
Work assignments
into to C
-
request
completed

2.
Release of RFP

3.
Submission of
bids

4.
Review panel
recommendations

5.
Acquisitions
award contracts

Bridge contract
in p lace

Realized
Date

4/12/12

Impacts

Due Date

July 2012

Developments

Delay in
Scitech

II contract will impact the readiness of
cal/val teams to complete the activities needed during ICV.

Trigger
Date

July 2012

POC

Kalb

Operations

Delay

in support for anomalies and algorithm maintenance
for IPDS products.

Status

Open

Users

Delay

in products being declared operational

18

18

Issue ID

22

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

CV
(t)

Y

Calibration/ Validation SDR
technical issues

Technical Issues found with
SDRs during intensive cal/val
which could impact the xDRs
include: VIIRS degradation of
I2/MR, ATMS stray light,
CrIS Fringe count error

1.
Continue to fund ADP
SDR scientists and
their cal/val teams
past December 2012.

2.
VIIRS: Continue to
track and assess
impact of mirror
reflectivity on channel
response

3.
Replace CrIS Fringe
count error algorithm

4.
Improve ATMS
antenna models

5.
Improve Algorithm
change process so
that SDR algorithm
can be fixed in a
timely manner




1. Secure funding
for final quarter of
FY12 and full year
of FY13 funding
from NJO to
continue to resolve
technical issues


2. Retain funding
vehicle for
instrument vendor
to support anomaly
resolution


3. Remove the
requirement for G
-
ADA testing from
the algorithm
change procedure

Realized
Date

4/12/12

Impacts

Due Date

July 2012

Developments

Errors in the SDR impact the

down stream EDR products
making them less accurate and possibly failing to meet
L1RD requirements. Development to model error effects
and remove then from impacting the algorithm will need to
be implemented. Channels in algorithm may need to be
replaced or augmented with
apriori

data increasing
development time and costs.

Trigger
Date

Mx

6.0
drop date

POC

Rokke

Operations

Updates

to fix these technical issues will require operations
to test and install the corrections in a timely manner so the
next level of errors can be investigated by the science
community

Status

Open

Users

These

technical issues will impact the NWP assimilation of
XDR products by introducing biases that will need to be
resolved. Downstream EDR teams will also need to
remove systematic errors

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

19

19

Issue ID

23

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

CV
(s)

R

Calibration/ Validation
Science Transition Plan

STAR Science
Transition Plan was
delivered to JPSS on
March 14, 2012 to be
completed within launch
plus 15 months (2012)

1.
Hold Discussion
with NASA
Ground Segment
DPA/DPE to
establish
milestones review
dates

2.
Establish roles
and
responsibilities for
NOAA STAR ADP
and NASA DPA

3.
Reduce the cost
of funding two
efforts (NOAA
NASA) on the
management and
development of
cal/val activities

1. Independent
Review of
Science
Transitions plan
to establish
milestones and
review dates

Realized
Date

4/12/12

Impacts

Due Date

Dec 2012

Developments

Increased

cost to program.

Science

transition plan would identify duplication of efforts
of NASA and NOAA program as well as identify gaps and
reduce costs to the NOAA program.

Trigger
Date

June 2012

POC

Rokke

Operations

Northrup Grumman support may end causing operational
products to not meet L1RD requirement or ability to
produced.
Science

transition plan goals , if executed in a
timely manner, are to ensure no disruption to the
operational product requirements.

Status

Open

Users

Delay in product cal/val and operational readiness.

Transition of the algorithm change process would ensure
priority

fixes to key SDRs issues would be evaluated by the
science teams familiar with user needs and requirements.

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

20

20

Issue ID

24

Issue

Description

Mitigation

Contingency
plan

Project

CV
(c)

R

Calibration/ Validation No
funding for management
and AIT SOW

The STAR management
SOWs (internal support
for algorithm enterprise
and external support for
JPSS meeting support
as well as a LINUX
development are for AIT
remain unfunded for
FY12

1.
Discussion with
NASA DPA/DPE on
SOWs and were
determined to be
out of scope for
NASA and
forwarded to the
NJO for evaluation.

2.
Need to meet with
the NJO to establish
a direct NJO/STAR
funding procedure
in accordance with
the MCP guidelines.

1.Reduce support
for JPSS
meetings and
reviews to ensure
STAR scientist
have the time to
develop, correct
and validated
algorithm for
NPP.


2.Remove the
need for pre
-
testing in the G
-
ADA and allow
STAR to work
directly with
Raytheon
software
engineers saving
substantial costs
to the program
which would
allow funding for
STAR to do the
work required.

Realized
Date

4/12/12

Impacts

Due Date

July 1 2012

Developments

. STAR ADP needs a minimum level of funding to support
their algorithm enterprise research and coordination of 23
government scientists and over a hundred science team
participates. The failure to supply management and
development environments for STAR teams during the
critical cal/val phase continues to hamper algorithm
progress by the IDPS.

Trigger
Date

June 2012

POC

Rokke

Operations

Funding of the two management SOWs (internal and
external support) and the Algorithm Integration Team (AIT)
represents a conflict of interest for the NASA DPA and
DPE

Status

Open

Users

Delay

in product readiness and quality assurance as well
as reduced communication and coordination with JPSS

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Open Issues for NPP (cont)

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Critical Milestones for NPP

21

Reviews and Milestones
A
S
O
N
D
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
NPP Launch

Ground Segment Interface Tests
w/NPP. NPP Confidence Test 4 (NCT4)

CLASS NPP Operational Release
Integration of NDE Production
Environment


Network Upgrade Acquisition


Product Development
User Engagement - NWS ISA

NDE External Tests w/NWS-NCO





NDE External Tests w/NWS-AWIPS &
NWSTG





NDE External Tests with EUMETSAT




NDE External Interface Tests
w/CLASS




NDE Launch Readiness Review (LRR)

Operational Readiness Review (ORR)

FY11 - FY12
One More Manifest test this year
remaining testing deferred until next FY

22

LxC

Trend

Risk
#

Rank

Approach

Risk Title

21

1

M

NPP End User
Engagement

27

2

M

AWIPS NCF
Connectivity to NCEP
network

2

3

M

Completion of
EUMETSAT ISA

Integrated Ground System Readiness

Risks for NPP

Approach

M


Mitigate

W


Watch

A


Accept

R
-

Research

High

Med

Low

Criticality

Increasing (Worsening)

Unchanged

Decreasing (Improving)


L x C Trend

LIKELIHOOD

Very High


> 50%

> 75%

5

High

25%

-

50%

50%


-

75%

4

Moderate

15%

-

25%

25%
-

50%

3

Low

2%

-

15%

10%

-

25%

2

Very Low

0.1%

-

2%

≤ 10%

1

Tech

Cost/

Schd

1

2

3

4

5

Technical

No impact on
launch
readiness/ no
tech work
required

Minor impact /
some mod to
existing tech
work required

Moderate
impact/ some
new tech work
required

Significant
impact/ mod
new tech work
required

Major impact on
launch
readiness/
major new tech
required

Cost

≤ 1% increase

≥ 1% but ≤2%
increase

≥2% but ≤ 5%
increase

≥5% but ≤8%
increase

> 8% increase

Schedule

No slip

Non
-
critical slip
< 2 weeks

Non
-
critical slip
2
-
4 weeks

Non
--
critical
slip 4
-
6 weeks

Slip on critical
path

CONSEQUENCES

21







2

27





Risk ID

21

Risk Statement

(Condition; Consequence)

Approach/Plan

Status

Rank

2

NPP User Engagement


IF

OSD NPP product development
funding cuts are not restored,


THEN

broad NOAA utilization of
NPP data, across at least two
major program areas will be
arrested. Broad impact needs to be
evaluated.

CoastWatch/OceanWatch has
developed a “Best Effort” approach to
provide

VIIRS ocean color data and
products to users

in a timely fashion:


Major elements of the plan include:


1.
Develop and test areas of user
concern.

2.
Direct discussion with major
ocean users in NOS, NMFS and
OAR re approach, requirements
and specific actions. Done:
CoastWatch meeting


April 2012

3.
Deploy system supporting
experimental data delivery to
further readiness.

4.
Provide independent quality
assessments to users for
evaluation.

5.
Work with OSPO to develop
seamless transition between the
experimental and operational
dissemination platforms. (
Hughes
April 24)



Pathways include:

o

Experimental (Tethys )

o
Operational (heritage
systems at OSPO
(
Okeanos

ESPC)

o
CoastWatch website
will support BOTH
experimental AND
operational users.


User engagement
proposal funded by JPSS
to allow user expansion,
readiness, quality
assessment and next
generation portal
development /
deployment.


Initial meetings with users
solicited actionable
projects. Working on
TWO NEW operational
user requests, and an
ONE UPDATE.


Failure of ENVISAT puts
great pressure on VIIRS.
M/Aqua showing end of
life signs.
(
Hughes April
24)

Identified
Date

Due Date

Trigger Date

Risk owner

Hughes


Action

Mitigate

Status

Open

JPSS proposals submitted

/ now funded (4/20/2012).

Criticality



5 x 3







23

Risk Focus Chart

H

Risk ID

27

Risk Statement

(Condition; Consequence)

Approach/Plan

Status

Rank

4

AWIPS NCF Connectivity to
NCEP network

IF

AWIPS does not complete
implementing connectivity
between the NCEP network and
the AWIPS NCF by July 2
nd

2012,


THEN,
NESDIS will not be able
to deliver NOAA Unique products
or NPP tailored products to
AWIPS resulting in a slip in the
testing scheduled for August
2012 in advance of operational
activation of NPP/VIIRS imagery
products at AWIPS scheduled for
October 2, 2012.


Identify hardware and
ports needed


Identify funding source


Place order for
hardware necessary


Receive network cards
by no later than

4/30
5/30/2012 (
Dariush
,
May 1)


Install hardware


Configure routers


Test connectivity




Identified the need to
purchase network interface
cards


AWIPS program manager
addressing the need to fund


Funding available and
committed (
Dariush
, May 1)


Verifying part numbers
before placing order
(
Dariush
, May 1)

Identified
Date

3/29/2012

Due Date

07/24/2012

Trigger Date

4/30/2012

Risk owner

Dariush

K.

Approach

Mitigate

Status

Open

Criticality



2 x 4

24

Risk Focus Chart

M



25

Risk Focus Chart

Risk ID

2

Risk Statement

(Condition; Consequence)

Approach/Plan

Status

Rank

5

Completion of NWS and
EUMETSAT ISA’s

IF

NESDIS, NWS, and
EUMETSAT do not establish
signed ISAs for testing and
operations;

THEN,

NDE will not be able to
conduct external interface
testing or deliver operational
products to NWS and
EUMETSAT

OSPO/SPSD to focus
resources on delivery
of signed ISA’s
between ESPC/NCO,
NWSTG, CLASS,
NCF/AWIPS, and
EUMETSAT.


NCEP/ESPC, NWSTG/ESPC, and
AWIPS/ESPC
ISAs

complete, signed by
NWS and NESDIS


ESPC
-
EUMETSAT ISA is required per
Nancy
DeFrancesco

for operational data
flows. Existing JTA agreement is not
sufficient.


OSD provided NPP path diagrams and text
updates for EUMETSAT ISA. Updated draft
ISA distributed to working group on Dec 8


ESPC's existing NOAAMAN connection will
be used for data flow testing with Eumetsat
on

Jan 12 2012
.


The ESPC ISSO has
received concurrence from CID and the
System Owner

[
Mahmot

1/10/12]


EUMETSAT ISA was reviewed by Bruce

Plott

and the OSPO ISA Working Group
responded to his comments on 1/25/2012.

P
rovided

to

CID for approval on March 1


CID ITSO requested access to
documentation referenced in ISA on March
16; needed by CID in order to complete

ISA
review


Six documents have been located and have
beien

forwarded to CID (meeting March 22)


Olga Leigh
-
Brown of AWIPS and Bill Bauer
of ESPC (?) met to discuss the AWIPS
-
NESDIS ISA (
Dariush

March 28)


Formulating NOAA
-
EUMETSAT ISA instead
of ESPC
-
EUMETSAT ISA
in coordination
with IIA
(Meeting April 5)

Identified
Date

Due Date

Trigger Date

Risk owner

Stathoplos

Action

Mitigate

Status

Open

Expect to discuss AWIPS ISA
with NWS (
Dariush
) and ESPC
ISSO
(Bill Bauer)

at this week's
ISA Working Group meeting

Criticality





2 x 3

L

Integrated Ground System Readiness Schedule for


NPP (October 2011


April 2013)

26

Integrated Ground System Readiness Schedule for
NPP (October 2011


April 2013)

27

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Summary Status for NPP


NDE/NCEP
-

ATMS and
CrIS

radiances in BUFR format being streamed
to NCEP/NCO using FTP protocol (FTP
-
S to be used when NCO
transitions to new computer system in September 2013)


NDE continues to conduct data streaming exercises/tests
w
/AWIPS and
NWSTG as part of a Phase 2 testing event. ~14 orbits (24hrs) of priority
1 products transferred


Status of NDE documents to support external user tests:


NDE to NWSTG/AWIPS Test Plan
: Updated to reflect Phase 2 Tests.
NDE is in the process of seeking AWIPS and NWSTG signatures (for Test
Plan acceptance)


NDE to NWSTG/AWIPS Phase 2 Procedure Document:

In final stages of
development


NDE/AWIPS/NWSTG Phase 2 Test Report:

Being generated


NDE to CLASS Test Plan
: Signed/Complete


NDE/CLASS Test 2 Procedure Document:
Finalized/Ready for Test 2






28


User Engagement


OSD continues to regularly meet with user groups to review short
-

and long
-
term data requirements


Initial and end
-
state data product lists and volumes determined and
documented for all NWS NCEP centers, AWIPS, CLASS, STAR, SAB, &
NIC; Initial EUMETSAT products determined. Lists updated continuously as
new data becomes available


STAR personnel actively engaging ocean color community on
characteristics and utility of VIIRS imagery and products


System Development


NDE contractor presented Build Content Review for User Services and
Monitoring & Reporting on 12/13/2011; Government approved proceeding
with SW development.


Funding for second production string identified and allocated in FY12



29

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Summary Status for NPP (cont)


Network Infrastructure


NDE/AWIPS
-

Network components (for testing) in
-
place and configured. Continue to
support ongoing NDE External testing


NDE/NCEP


10
Gbps

connectivity established to NCEP Central Operations (NCO) in
Gaithersburg, MD via NCEP Point of Presence (POP) at NSOF


NDE/CLASS
-

Test 1 completed successfully 3/20/2012 using FTPS connection (Initial

Functionality/Interface Test)


NWAVE connection between CLASS/NSOF and NCDC operational


EUMETSAT:


EUMETSAT is scheduled to upgrade TAT T
-
1 link (into POES SOCC) to a new
10Mbps circuit by April 2012
. EUMETSAT will provide an installation schedule for
the upgrade of the TAT T
-
1 link (into POES SOCC) to a new 10Mbps circuit after
contract issued, probably in May 2012.


New circuit is then scheduled to be upgraded to 50Mbps in the second quarter of
2013. This link will then work in tandem with the IJPS DS
-
3 link and combine and
back up most existing data flows and carry NPP data between EUMETSAT and
NOAA (EARS T
-
1 circuit will remain). NOAA part of project on hold until end of 2012


EUMETSAT planning up upgrading their servers at NOAA as part of network wide
tech refresh. Schedule TBD

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Summary Status for NPP (cont)

30


CLASS


NPP
xDRs

from IDPS routinely flowing to CLASS


CLASS
-
STAR connectivity established at NSOF for timely delivery of NPP
xDRs

to STAR for cal/
val

purposes


System Integration


NDE production environment equipment on order and arriving at NSOF as of
April 2012


NDE contractor schedule for integration of production environment into ESPC
extended to November/December 2012 time frame


Products will continue to be generated and distributed to users using NDE
system test environment until production environment is ready


Product Development


FY12 funding shortfall of $1.2M poses risk to continuity of existing polar products


As of April 12, awaiting decision from JPSS on covering of shortfall



31

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Summary Status for NPP (cont)

Integrated Ground System Readiness
Summary Status for NPP (cont)


Calibration / Validation


ATMS and
CrIS

Sensor Data Records appear to be of excellent quality (Provisional?
Beta?)


VIIRS still degrading but rate of degradation appears to be slowing; data still within 50%
margin as of early April 2012


Most STAR SDR/EDR
SOWs

for assessing quality of IDPS algorithms have been
approved for funding by JPSS; 3 SOWS out of 20 remain unfunded as of April 5, 2012


STAR working closely with GRAVITE teams to streamline algorithm change processes


Operational Readiness


Transition to Operations Plan completed and approved by OSPO


Implementation of LAN upgrade behind schedule due to delay in procurement funding by
JPSS; completion of LAN upgrade and testing anticipated by end of June/early July 2012
time frame


Funding for ESPC operations staffing did not materialize in FY12, resulting in
possible

delay
s

of NDE transition to operations

32

Upcoming Events


NDE
-
AWIPS/NWSTG Phase 2 Testing (Functionality Testing): Mar April 2012 (occurring
now)


NDE Operational Readiness Review (ORR)


Apr 2012
May/June

TBD


NDE
-
EUMETSAT Testing (Functionality/Performance):
April/
May 2012
(Occurring now)

33