runs the strategic center for weather for the Air Force and supplies all weather-related information to the Air Force, Army, other Defense Department activities, the intelligence community and many civilian agencies.
The contract also calls for TRW to modernize and enhance existing systems to enable AFWA to improve mission support.
TRW will help the Air Force Weather Agency maintain its role as the operator's top choice for aerospace weather information," said Al Ronn, TRW's AFWA SEMS program manager in Omaha, Neb.
Under related contracts in its growing weather business, TRW integrates high-resolution weather analyses, forecast models, and space weather applications into AFWA production systems and deploys regional weather forecast systems for worldwide support to battlefield theaters.
Information gathered by these analysts is primarily intended for the AFWA, whose staff members then pass on alerts to NASA, NOAA, United States Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command and other high-priority programs.
When that happens, solar data transmits directly to the AFWA, at Offutt AFB, Neb.
In partnership with Robert Half, AFWA
is focused on increasing diversity and gender equity at every level of the profession -- from entry-level accountant to CFO," said Lee K.
AFWA is a Field Operating Agency, reporting to United States Air Force Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff Air and Space Operations (USAF/XOW).
AFWA traces its heritage to the organization of the Meteorological Service of the Signal Corps during World War I.