NOAA Office of Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research, more briefly known as the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM), is an interdepartmental office established to coordinate federal meteorological activities. OFCM is the Federal Weather Enterprise’s (FWE) resource for the following:
- Coordinating the exchange of information, plans, and concerns among the FWE agencies, to help the Nation get the most effective use from the $5.3 billion collectively spent annually by the partner agencies.
- Providing a strategic view of interagency Federal weather efforts, to support related decisions at executive leadership levels of partner agencies.
Producing and maintaining a variety of foundational meteorological documents including Federal Meteorological Handbooks, the Federal Plan for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research, among others.