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  • The Office of the Chief Information Officer provides the key information technology (IT) planning and evaluative activity for the NWS, to include coordination and development of the annual NWS IT Operating Plan, the NWS IT Strategic Plan, and coordination and implementation of all NWS IT security and critical IT infrastructure activities.
  • The Office conducts a comprehensive program of IT systems investment, planning, and review to insure high quality, cost-effective IT initiatives.
  • The Office develops, monitors, and coordinates the overall NWS systems architecture in close concert with the weather system architecture activities of the Office of Science and Technology and develops hardware and software management policies and standards for the NWS.
  • The Office provides overall planning and policy oversight for the NWS use of the Internet, and develops NWS telecommunications policies and guidance.