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Remnant Moisture from Cindy Bringing Heavy Rain and Possible Flooding

Post Tropical Storm Cindy is interacting with a frontal system to produce an area of heavy rain that could cause flooding. The front will move through the Middle-Atlantic states Saturday morning and offshore in the afternoon. However, the southern portions of the front will linger from the Southeast into Texas where rainy weather may persist through the day. Out west, the heat continues. Read More >



Contact
Deirdre Jones
deirdre.jones@noaa.gov
301-427-9183

The Office of Facilities Management is responsible for managing the portfolio of real properties, owned and leased, for the NWS. Responsibilities include planning for maintenance, upgrades, physical improvements at NWS Forecast Offices and Centers; managing a facility assessment program to identify structural facility condition issues as well as building system issues and planning capital improvements; maintaining compliance with Federal law and national and local building codes; and developing holistic facilities plans and analyses that identify cost-effective methods for repairing, relocating, and disposing of NWS facilities. The Office develops policies and standards for facilities modernization and maintenance, safety and environmental compliance, prepares and defends budgets, maintains records and performs analyses. The Office formulates and manages major facilities projects affecting WFOs, RFCs and National Centers, and manages construction of new facilities, and retrofit, expansion, and relocation of previously- built facilities. The Office plans for and ensures disposal project execution for vacated real properties. The Office is responsible for establishing national level safety and environmental compliance programs, policies, procedures, and performs analyses to optimize life-cycle costs and performance. The Office maintains facility models and maintenance management systems. The Office manages facilities activities through collaboration and coordination with the regions and field offices. The Office is also the focal point within the Facilities budget portfolio for portfolio and budget planning, milestone integration and provision of internal controls.

 

+Facilities Project Management Division

+Facilities Management Division

Contact
Mark Burkes
mark.burkes@noaa.gov
301-427-9737


The Division develops policies and standards for facilities modernization maintenance, safety and environmental compliance, maintains records and performs analyses. This includes facilities strategic planning and aligning mission needs with facilities portfolio ensuring suitable working environment for NWS employees. The Division formulates and establishes national safety and environmental compliance programs, policies, and procedures. It develops policies and procedures for facilities maintenance and replacement.  The Division reviews and evaluates regional maintenance plans; allocates funding; maintains workload and estimating models; manages the computerized facilities maintenance management system; and performs analyses to optimize life-cycle costs and performance. The Division directs and coordinates strategic initiatives for facility occupancy and usage.  This includes evaluation of new and acquired facilities leasing as well as repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems of existing facilities. The Division identifies opportunities to increase space utilization efficiency with consolidation, colocation, teleworking and hoteling functions.