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John Duxbury, SOD Chief (682-703-3703)
Joanna Soliz, ASA (682-703-3725)
Nareshy Hodzic, Property Mgmt. Analyst
Fax: 817.978.2020

The Systems Operations Division (SOD) manages the operations, maintenance, and repair of weather observing, processing, and dissemination systems, information technology, telecommunications, and provides facilities maintenance, management and repair services for the National Weather Service, Southern Region. The division's responsibilities include both technical and programmatic oversight for operational and experimental weather systems spanning every NWS Portfolio.

SOD is responsible for regional change and configuration management processes for information technology and telecommunication systems along with strategic planning, budget formulation, acquisition, and execution of federal appropriations related to infrastructure operations within the region.

Systems Integration Branch

Systems Integration Branch (SIB) is tasked with the management of computer systems and Telecommunications within the Southern Region of the National Weather Service. This very wide range of responsibilities encompasses a wide variety of duties.

These include the procurement of computer systems and maintenance, development of new and innovative weather and communication networks, as well as providing customer service and support to field systems and personnel.

SIB started as the Regional Computer Management Group (RCMG) in the early 80's. RCMG was the first group of its kind to be formed with the task of designing new computer programs and systems to lead the Weather Service into the 21'st century. SIB has been the NWS leader in many local as well as national projects.

For example the implementation Active Directory, McAfee E Policy Orchestrator, Endpoint Encryption, VoIP telecommunications, and recently SIB has lead the NWS in significant and much needed network bandwidth improvement.

Systems Integration Branch Personnel Phone
Jeff Williams Branch Chief 682-703-3755
Gary Petroski Information Systems Security Officer 682-703-3717
Tony Freeman AWIPS Program Manager 682-703-3706
Don Pham IT Specialist 682-703-3738
Mike Love Telecommunications Program Manager 682-703-3742
James King Network / IT Specialist 682-703-3712
Doug Rhue Network Engineer 682-703-3746
Gilbert Sancen IT Specialist 682-703-3766
James King Network Administrator 682-703-3749
Robert Machado IVROCS Administrator 682-703-3687
Paul Tran Network Engineer 682-703-3748
Dao Nguyen Financial Database Administrator 682-703-3688
David Johnson National AD 682-703-3686

 

Electronics & Facilities Branch

The Facilities Program involves the management, installation, maintenance and repair of Southern Region buildings and grounds; equipment towers, domes and racks; emergency power generators; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; utility, power and other cable systems; and other structures as necessary to support NWS personnel, equipment and mission.

Often the demarcation between facilities and other programs, such as electronics maintenance, is not easily defined. In general, facilities technicians perform those duties necessary to install or repair structures, cable and equipment. Cabling is terminated in distribution panels by facility technicians for connection to electronic systems by electronic technicians.

However, the Regional Director or Systems Operation Chief may assign responsibility for installation and maintenance of certain categories of facilities equipment as a matter of expediency to meet operational requirements.

The need for a well-coordinated and supported facilities management and maintenance program is very important. The NWS has a high percentage of Government-owned versus leased buildings and a wide variety of complex and critical systems with associated supporting facilities such as WSR-88D radars and Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS), among others.

The nature of computer-based equipment and the mission of the NWS requires that electrical, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, along with the facilities infrastructure, be maintained to very high standards.

Electronics & Facilities Branch Personnel Phone
Matthew DeGeorge Branch Chief 682-703-3737
Vacant ESH / Mechanical Engineer
Terry Weaber NWR Program Manager 682-703-3729
Tim Janhsen Engineering Technician / Design 682-703-3676
Vacant Electronics Program Manager


Field Staff

Facility Engineering Technicians Location Phone
Nick Oliveri FET Supervisor 682-703-3677
Dan Collis FFC 770.486.8833 ext 271
Steve Davis LBB 806.745.4354 ext 271
Keith DeArmas LIX 985.639.1763
Heath Jordan SRH 682-703-3764
Shannon McCaleb SRH 682-703-3673
Jorge Negrete EWX 830.606.3600
William Martinez MFL 305.229.4504
Vacant TBW  

 

Regional Maintenance Specialist Location Phone
Eric Adams LBB 806-412-3937
Lew Harrington SRH 682-703-3743
Russell Jackson FFC 770.680.8301
David Jerkins SRH 682-703-3727
Kennedy Richardson SRH 817.312.0219
Robert Sandifer EWX 830.660.4816
Vacant LIX  
Sam Perry TBW 210.867.5310