19990924: NIDS & Encryption-ADMIN NOTICE NOUS40 KWBC (fwd)

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FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1533          SEPTEMBER 24... 1999

ATTENTION  NOAAPORT USERS

FYI        FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS

ON OCTOBER 4... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
WILL BEGIN ENCRYPTING OPERATIONAL RADAR PRODUCTS
/WMO HEADER SDUS5I/ THAT ARE BROADCAST OVER
NOAAPORT.  THE ENCRYPTION OF THE RADAR PRODUCTS
BROADCAST OVER NOAAPORT WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS
THE EXTENSION OF THE NEXRAD INFORMATION
DISSEMINATION SERVICE /NIDS/ AGREEMENTS WITH 3
PRIVATE VENDORS IS IN EFFECT.

THE NWS IS IN THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING THE COLLECTION
OF RADAR PRODUCTS AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION FROM A CENTRAL
SERVER.  ONCE THIS RADAR PRODUCT SERVER IS OPERATIONAL
THE NIDS AGREEMENTS WILL BE TERMINATED... BUT NO
SOONER THAN OCTOBER 1... 2000.  WITH THE TERMINATION
OF THE NIDS AGREEMENTS THE RADAR SERVER WILL PROVIDE
FOR AN OPEN DISTRIBUTION OF RADAR PRODUCTS WITHOUT
RESTRICTIONS.  AFTER THE RADAR SERVER BEGINS
OPERATIONS... THE NOAAPORT BROADCAST OF RADAR
PRODUCTS WILL CONTINUE AND THE ENCRYPTION WILL BE
REMOVED... THUS ALSO ALLOWING OPEN ACCESS TO THE
RADAR PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED OVER NOAAPORT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
MR. MICHAEL CARELLI... NWS NIDS ADMINISTRATOR
AT /301/ 713-1724 EXT. 184   OR E-MAIL
MICHAEL.CARELLI/AT SYMBOL/NOAA.GOV
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