DM 11-03.11 Initial Communication Identifier Message


The message included below was sent earlier on our communication lines.
It is also posted to the Data Management  Change
Notices web page at the following URL:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml

2003/11/25
DM 11-03.11 INITIAL COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIER TRANSITION MESSAGE
NOXX10KWBC 251235
DATA MGT MESSAGE 11-03.11


TO AWIPS/NOAAPORT USERS...FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...
EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK/EMWIN/
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/NWS/CUSTOMERS.

FROM RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT

ATTENTION ALL

THE NWS HAS BEEN REVIEWING ALL COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIERS (CID)
FOR COMPLIANCE WITH NWS AND WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION
(WMO)CID POLICIES. NWS CID CONSIST OF THE WMO HEADING ON ONE
LINE FOLLOWED BY THE AWIPS IDENTIFIER ON THE SECOND LINE. NOTE -
NOT ALL NWS PRODUCTS REQUIRE AN AWIPS ID. SOME ARE COMPLIANT WITH
CURRENT NWS AND WMO POLICIES WHILE OTHERS ARE NOT. STARTING IN
JANUARY 2004, AND OVER THE COURSE OF THE UPCOMING YEAR NWS WILL BE
WORKING TO CONVERT ALL CIDS SO THEY ARE COMPLIANT WITH NWS AND
WMO POLICIES.

CID CHANGES ARE PLANNED FOR SIX PHASES BASED PRIMARILY ON RELATED
PRODUCT CATEGORIES. THE FIRST PHASE IS PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2004,
WITH SUBSEQUENT PHASES FOLLOWING APPROXIMATELY SIXTY DAYS
APART. CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE NUMBER OF CHANGES
IN EACH PHASE AND PRODUCT CATEGORIES MAY BE MOVED TO BETTER
BALANCE THE PHASES OR FOR OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS.

THIS CONVERSION WILL REQUIRE CUSTOMERS TO UPDATE THEIR PRODUCT
LISTINGS TO REFLECT THE NEW WMO HEADINGS AND AWIPS ID.
A MORE DETAIL MESSAGE CONTAINING THE AFFECTED PRODUCTS WILL
BE ISSUED WITH EACH PHASE.

DATA MANAGEMENT IS THE PRIMARY LEAD FOR TRANSITION
IMPLEMENTATION. HOWEVER EACH REGION WILL HAVE A CID TRANSITION
POC.

INFORMATION CONCERNING THE IMPENDING CHANGES WILL BE POSTED
ON THE DATA MANAGEMENT WEB PAGE AND ON A CID TRANSITION
WEB PAGE WHICH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE URL FOR THE DM
WEB PAGE IS POSTED BELOW.

BEST REGARDS

WALTER SMITH
SENIOR DATA MANAGER

THIS INFORMATION IS ALSO POSTED ON THE NWS DATA MANAGEMENT
WEB PAGE UNDER CHANGE NOTICES. THE URL IS LISTED BELOW.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/index.html

DATA MANAGEMENT
TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATIONS CENTER
RTH WASHINGTON SENDS


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