The Office of Dissemination performs portfolio management for all NWS Dissemination Services. The Office is responsible for portfolio management of the operation, and maintenance of NWS IT systems, infrastructure, and services throughout the Nation including: planning, development, acquiring, monitoring, maintenance, system upgrades, consolidation, termination, and expansion whether directly or through NWS field offices and contract support. The Office is responsible for integration and planning of new dissemination requirements-driven technologies for performance enhancement and cost effectiveness. The Office is also responsible for managing and overseeing operations of select dissemination systems. The Office is responsible for dissemination of NWS weather, water, and climate data and information to the public to support sector-relevant economic productivity and to help communities, businesses, and governments understand and adapt to weather- and climate-related risks. The Office is responsible for promoting increased accessibility, interoperability, and stewardship of NOAA data, and for leading, delivering, and coordinating NWS´ contribution to NOAA, DOC, and Administration data dissemination initiatives. The Office maintains performance measures for dissemination programs. The Office serves as the focal point for coordinating and resolving portfolio management challenges with dissemination programs through interaction with regional/field/headquarters units. The Office ensures that policy, procedures and backup systems through program planning are in place to sustain dissemination systems operational capability. The Office is also the focal point within the Dissemination budget portfolio for portfolio and budget planning, milestone integration and provision of internal controls.