H. Rept. 117-412: National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 7361, July 14, 2022   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The purpose of H.R. 7361 is to require the National Weather Service to improve its current legacy instant messaging communications system (referred to as 'NWSChat') by upgrading to a cloud-based commercial communications system. [...] The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, warnings, and impact-based decision support services for the protection of life and property, and enhancement of the national economy. To communicate its services with the media and emergency responders, NWS personnel use NWSChat, an instant messaging program utilized to share critical warning decision expertise and weather information. The current legacy communication system has experienced dissemination issues, and the NWS has initiatied [sic] a demonstration effort to migrate NWSChat to a new operational environment. The National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act would support NWS's ongoing efforts to improve the reliability of their instant messaging service by requiring the implementation of a commercial off-the shelf solution."

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H. Rept. 117-412; House Report 117-412
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