Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM)

The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM) was created as a way to ensure that federal meteorological resources are used effectively. This is done by coordinating operational weather requirements and services, and supporting research within federal agencies.

Currently 15 federal departments are engaged in meteorological work and participate in the OFCM's infrastructure. The OFCM uses an interagency staff working with representatives from the federal agencies to coordinate agency meteorological work. An example of this system working successfully can be seen in the successful development and deployment of the Weather Surveillance Radar Doppler, which was the result of three agencies working under the coordination of OFCM. To visit the OFCM web site click the following link:

Source: Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology. 2013. Office of the Federal coordinator for Meteorology. Accessed on 9 September 2013. Available at