The Radio Frequency Management Division (RFMD) is the designated office to ensure the availability and usability of radio frequency spectrum to radio users in the Department of Commerce (DOC). In addition, RFMD staff ensure that all spectrum activities are in compliance with federal and international regulations.
The NOAA Big Data Program (BDP) provides public access to NOAA's open data on commercial cloud platforms through public-private partnerships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. These partnerships remove obstacles to the public use of NOAA data, help avoid costs and risks associated with federal data access, and leverage operational public-private partnerships with the cloud computing and information services industries.
Geospatial technologies provide a framework for the collection, storage, analysis and dissemination of "NOAA's Environmental Intelligence." The GIS management team ensures data quality, standards compliance, documentation, access, archiving and more to ensure that NOAA maximizes the value and return on investment for NOAA geospatial data products.
High Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) improves the accuracy and timeliness NOAA's short-term weather warnings and forecasts, as well as regional and global climate and ecosystem predictions. High Performance Computing (HPC) Initiatives provide necessary computational and network resources required to advance in environmental modeling capabilities across NOAA.