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                         PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT
                Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
                     Ensemble Forecast Verification and Validation



1.0 BACKGROUND
  The Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FLENUMMETOCCEN), under
  the direction of the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, has the
  mission to collect, interpret, and apply global atmospheric and oceanographic data and
  information in support of strategic and tactical warfare and peace-keeping initiatives.
  FLENUMMETOCCEN is the Department of Defense's (DoD) principal operational
  processing center for automated numerical meteorological and oceanographic (METOC)
  analyses and predictions. Located in Monterey, California, FLENUMMETOCCEN provides
  around-the-clock operational oceanographic and meteorological support to the US Navy,
  other US Government agencies, and elements of the armed forces of allied nations. This
  support consists of running regularly scheduled large environmental numerical global
  forecast models for ships, aircraft, and other forces throughout the DoD. Greater emphasis
  on preparation of and reaction to regional conflicts and the littoral threat has resulted in a
  greatly increased demand for high resolution coupled model meteorological guidance and
  forecasts, as well as oceanographic support to tactical coastal operations.

  FLENUMMETOCCEN operates a sophisticated suite of numerical environmental models
  and customer product applications that exploit all levels of High Performance Computing
  (HPC). The systems that comprise FLENUMMETOCCEN's computing suite are called the
  Primary Oceanographic Prediction System (POPS and POPS2) and include supercomputer
  systems that run the numerical atmospheric/oceanographic models, and systems that
  provide data communications, pre- and post- processing, derived applications and web
  services. FLENUMMETOCCEN processes the world's most complete database of
  oceanographic and atmospheric observations, assimilated several times daily, into global
  and regional METOC models. METOC products are then distributed either directly to
  customers, including active warfighters, or to regional centers and made available to DoD
  activities worldwide.

  Currently, most environmental forecasts are created from a single best estimate analysis
  and forecast model. The ensemble-based approach of weather forecasting improves upon
  deterministic forecast accuracy; reducing costs of defensive and offensive military scenarios
  impacted by inclement weather; and increases effectiveness of a variety of military
  applications by adding probabilistic estimates. For example, a Commander will be given a
  probability of environmental parameters exceeding operational thresholds versus a point
  forecast. This enables the decision making process with more information and more
  accuracy. DoD METOC has recognized this added value, and has made Research &
  Development (R&D) investments, with accelerating expectations of R&D transitions to
  Operations. DoD customers will accept ensemble products only if the increased accuracy
  and value of those products can be quantitatively shown through ensemble verification and
  validation (V&V), which is the purpose of this tasking. Ensemble Verification Metrics is an
  essential requirement listed in the Final Report of the National Unified Operational
  Prediction Capability (NUOPC) Unified Ensemble Operations plan. Ensemble Forecast
  V&V is not a current capability at FLENUMMETOCCEN and is quite different than the
  current deterministic product V&V.
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  This work will occur in two phases. The first year defines phase I, during which the core
  processing system is installed in operations, and delivers a base set of parameters, areas,
  metrics, and event threshold products. The second year (option 1), defines phase II, adds
  more difficult and challenging parameters and metrics, such as the visibility parameter and
  relative economic value metric.

  This effort is consistent with the long range goals delineated in FLENUMMETOCCEN’s
  System Integration Master Plan (SIMP) version 3.0.

2.0 OBJECTIVE
   To demonstrate the usefulness of the FLENUMMETOCCEN ensemble forecast system to
   users, FLENUMMETOCCEN must have routine measures of the skill of the products
   available through the operational system. The purpose of this requirement is to implement
   Ensemble Forecast V&V software and ensure that it operates correctly.

3.0 SCOPE
   This position is to implement Ensemble Forecast V&V software for use in assessment of
   the skill of the FLENUMMETOCCEN ensemble forecast system, including graphical
   products to illustrate the results of these assessments. This software will be transitioned to
   the FLENUMMETOCCEN operational computer systems, thus must meet the standards of
   the operational system. The graphical illustrations of these forecast skill measures will be
   displayed via the Naval Meteorology portion of the Navy Operational Portal and thus must
   meet the visualization standards and requirements of the portal architecture.

4.0 DEFINITIONS
   ANACI – Access National Agency Check with Inquiries

   CCB – Configuration Control Board

   CCP – Configuration Change Proposal

   CM – Configuration Management

   CDO – Command Duty Officer

   COR – Contracting Officer’s Representative

   CSWO – Computer Systems Watch Officer

   DISA – Defense Information Systems Agency

   DoD – Department of Defense

   EFS – Ensemble Forecast System

   FLENUMMETOCCEN – Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

   FTE – Full Time Equivalent

   HPC – High Performance Computing
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   KO – Contracting Officer

   METOC – Meteorology & Oceanography

   NACLC – National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check

   NOP – Naval Oceanography Portal

   NUOPC – National Unified Operational Prediction Capability

   OPS - Operations

   POPS – Primary Oceanographic Prediction System

   R&D – Research and Development

   SIMP – System Integration Master Plan

   SMS – System Monitoring Software

   SOP – Standard Operating Procedure

   SSBI – Single Scope Background Investigation

   STIG – Security Technical Implementation Guides

   TCN – Technical Clarification Notice

   V&V – Verification and Validation

5.0 SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TASKS
   The contractor shall receive task guidance from FLENUMMETOCCEN's Contracting
   Officer’s Representative (COR). Specific areas may include the following model verification
   and validation related computer programming task.

   Technical Clarification Notices (TCN) will be used to clarify areas of support required by
   this task order. TCNs may be used to: prioritize support, further define level, location or
   schedule of support to be provided, and / or output (e.g., deliverable) requirements. TCNs
   may be generated by either the contractor or the Government, but must be fully
   coordinated and approved by the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) prior to
   execution. TCNs shall not be used to change the intent, scope or value of this task order.

   Contractor shall ensure that all software meets all appropriate Defense Information
   Systems Agency (DISA) Application Security and Develoment Security Technical
   Implementation Guides (STIG) and/or Application Services STIG requirements.

   5.1 Phase I
   5.1.1     Transition the existing Phase I Ensemble Forecast V&V software from the
   Technical Review phase to the operational FLENUMMETOCCEN Ensemble Forecast
   System (EFS).
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5.1.2      Extend Ensemble Forecast V&V software to add geographic areas, variables,
and skill measures as required by the Phase I operational mission requirements of
FLENUMMETOCCEN.

5.1.3       Use FLENUMMETOCCEN approved graphics packages to extend the Ensemble
Forecast V&V software to visualize the skill of the FLENUMMETOCCEN EFS by using
scientifically accepted conventions and methods of presentation.

5.1.4     Use the FLENUMMETOCCEN Configuration Change Proposal (CCP), including
attending Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, completing CCP forms and
submitting software to the FLENUMMETOCCEN subversion software version control
system repository, to transition the Ensemble Forecast V&V software to the
FLENUMMETOCCEN operational computer system.

5.1.5      According to the visualization standards of the FLENUMMETOCCEN Web
Team, integrate the Ensemble Forecast V&V products into the Naval Oceanography Portal
(NOP) as a portlet or series of portlets. Ensure the portlets implemented include all
configurations as required by the NOP architecture and use the CCP.

5.1.6      Produce test cases and test plans and participate in software review boards for
ensuring proper functioning of Ensemble Forecast V&V programs before software is
transitioned to operations.

5.1.7     After testing and review by operational users, reconfigure the Ensemble
Forecast V&V products and web portlets to meet operational requirements.

5.1.8    Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of the operational Ensemble Forecast
V&V software and portlets.

5.1.9    Write and publish user documentation for the operational Ensemble Forecast
V&V software and portlets.

5.2 Phase II (OPTION - 1)
5.2.1      Extend Ensemble Forecast V&V software to add geographic areas, variables,
and skill measures as required by the Phase II operational mission requirements of
FLENUMMETOCCEN.

5.2.2     Use FLENUMMETOCCEN-approved graphics packages to visualize the Phase II
Ensemble Forecast V&V products using scientifically accepted conventions and methods of
presentation.

5.2.3   Use FLENUMMETOCCEN CCP forms and the CCB to transition the Phase II
Ensemble Forecast V&V software to the FLENUMMETOCCEN operational computer
system.

5.2.4       Integrate the Phase II Ensemble Forecast V&V products into the NOP as a
portlet or series of portlets. Ensure the portlets implemented include all configurations as
required by the NOP architecture.

5.2.5     Produce test cases and test plans and participate in software review boards for
ensuring proper functioning of Phase II software before software is transitioned to
operations.
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       5.2.6     After testing and review by operational users, reconfigure the Phase II Ensemble
       Forecast V&V products and web portlets to meet operational requirements.

       5.2.7    Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of the operational Ensemble Forecast
       V&V software and portlets.

       5.2.8     Write and publish user documentation for the Phase II Ensemble Forecast V&V
       software and portlets.

  6.0 DELIVERABLES AND MILESTONES
       Deliverables shall be provided by the contractor to the FLENUMMETOCCEN COR.
       Electronic documents shall be in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project or Adobe Acrobat
       format unless otherwise agreed to by the Government. Images will be in JPEG or PNG
       format. Electronic documents will be in an editable form without password protection. The
       government will review and approve or disapprove deliverables within 10 days of receipt.
       The Contractor shall consider the deliverable accepted if a government response has not
       been provided within the 10-day review time. Disapproved deliverables shall be reworked
       and resubmitted within 5 working days of contractor notification unless the COR and
       contractor mutually agree upon other terms.




Deliverable                   Frequency     Format/Quantities         Due Date
5.1- 5.1.9, 5.2.1- 5.2.8      Monthly       Microsoft Word or Adobe   By the 10th work day
Progress Report                             Acrobat                   of each month
5.1.1- 5.1.3, 5.1.5, 5.2.1-   As required Documented in Progress      As required
5.2.2, 5.2.4 Participate in               Reports
team planning related to
Ensemble Forecast V&V
software and portal

5.1.1- 5.1.3, 5.1.5, 5.2.1-   twice per     Oral Presentation            2, 8 months after
5.2.2, 5.2.4 Software         year                                      phase I and II start
Design Review
5.1.6, 5.2.5 Software         once per      Oral Presentation          As required by CCB
Review Board briefing         year
5.1.4, 5.2.3 Source code      as required   1 soft copy               1 week prior to
in Subversion archive                                                 OPCHECK
tagged release
5.1.6 , 5.2.5 OP Test         as required                             1 week prior to
Plans and test data                                                   OPTEST
5.1.9, 5.2,8 SOP              once per      1 soft copy               1 week prior to
Documentation                 year                                    OPTEST

5.1.9, 5.2,5.2.8 Users        once per      1 soft copy               1 prior to OPTEST
manuals                       year
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Deliverable                  Frequency     Format/Quantities            Due Date
5.1.8, 5.2.7 Error/Problem   as required   1 soft copy                  1-day after problem
and Resolution Tracking                                                 identified
Log
5.1.4, 5.2.3,5.1.8, 5.2.7    As required According to CCP system,       Noon Wednesday as
Submit CCP forms for                     also include in progress       required
software changes                         reports




  7.0 SKILL OR RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
       Personnel must meet the following minimum with regard to experience, knowledge and
       ability:

             1 year:
                 o   LINUX, PERL, FORTRAN
                 o   Debugging large programs
                 o   Scripting with Bash and Korn shell
                 o   Make utility and Makefiles


             6 months:
                 o   CGI Web Programming
                 o   configuration management and software testing procedures
                 o   data storage and retrieval


             3 months:
                 o   Communication skills, including the use of Micrsoft Project and Office suite
                 o   Working in a team environment
                 o   Technical writing, including user documentation, test plans and reports

  8.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY
       The Government will monitor the Contractor's performance. The Government reserves the
       right to review services to be provided, including those created or performed at the
       Contractor's facilities, to determine conformance with performance and technical
       requirements.

       Government quality assurance will be conducted on behalf of the Contracting Officer (KO).
       The COR will coordinate the overall quality assurance of technical compliance and will
       conduct an inspection of products and services that is reliant upon contractor support.

       All work performed under this task order shall conform to existing software and
       documentation standards. The contractor shall comply with the software coding and
       documentation standards specified in the latest release of the FLENUMMETOCCEN
       Software Standards Manual, FLENUMMETOCCEN Publication P-5234. The contractor
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     shall comply with all appropriate FLENUMMETOCCEN guidance concerning the integration
     and implementation of web services and applications. Any deviation from this standard
     requires a waiver. The software standards manual specifies procedures for obtaining a
     waiver.


                                                        Acceptable
Performance        Performance        Method of                    Surveillance
                                                          Quality                         Incentives
 Objective          Standard         Measurement                      Method
                                                          Levels
Usabilty of       feedback by       CSWO logs and       70%        trouble              NA
software          users and         CDO reports         positive   reports and
                  designated                                       surveys
                  government
                  personnel.
Reliability of    uptime            internal logs       90%            monthly OPS      NA
implemented                                                            reviews
software.
Sustainability    number of job     SMS logs            <3 / month     monthly OPS      NA
of                failures                                             review
implemented
software.



9.0 QUALITY CONTROL
     The Contractor is solely responsible for the quality of services provided. The Contractor is
     also liable for Contractor employee negligence, and any fraud, waste or abuse.

     The Contractor shall utilize a Quality Control System to ensure that services are completed
     in accordance with acceptable principles of internal control, and meet specified, acceptable
     levels of quality. The operation of the Quality Control Program must be described in a
     written plan maintained and made available to the COR and NAVICP Contracting Officer
     upon purchase order award. The plan must be maintained and revised as necessary
     throughout the life of the purchase order. Revisions to the Quality Control Plan shall be
     approved by the Contracting Officer prior to implementation.

     At a minimum, the Contractor's Quality Control Plan shall include:
             An internal quality control and inspection system for required services. The job titles
              and organizational positions of the individuals who will conduct the inspections must
              be specified
             A method to identify deficiencies in services that may occur. Procedures to correct
              any deficiency in services that may occur
             A file of information regarding inspections and other quality and internal control
              actions that document the purpose of the inspection, the results of the inspection
              and any corrective action taken as the result of the inspection. Upon request, this
              file shall be made available to the Government during the period of performance
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10.0 SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
10.1      The primary place of performance shall be on-site at the FLENUMMETOCCEN, Monterey facility, which
          dictates all personnel performing on-site must possess and maintain US Citizenship and an active National
          Security clearance eligibility of SECRET or higher, based on a current NACLC, ANACI, or SSBI. The
          scope of this work includes IT-II (Limited Privileged) that is considered to be a non-critical sensitive
          position. This position requires the incumbent to be trained and certified to DoD requirements to perform
          the duties.
10.2      The contract holder and actual service provider must have facility clearances at the same level as
          the individuals required in the PWS.



11.0 DATA RIGHTS
       It is the government’s intent to retain unlimited rights to all software, documentation, and
       data first produced in performance of the task order.

12.0 REQUIREMENT TYPE
       1.0 FTE (1880 Labor Hours)

       Resources are expressed as Full Time Equivalent (FTE) requirements, which are expected
       to be satisfied with full-time employee assigned to the overall task. A FTE for the purposes of
       this task order equates to 1,880 direct productive labor hours.

       Key Personnel Qualification Requirements

       Company must commit key personnel to this effort for one year from award. Relief may be provided
       on a case by case basis and documentation shall be provided to the COR/COTR and the contracting
       office. Replacement for Key Personnel must possess qualifications equal to or exceeding the
       qualifications of the personnel being replaced.




13.0 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
       There is no planned travel for this task.

14.0 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED RESOURCES
       The Government will provide contractor access to FLENUMMETOCCEN IT systems and
       software necessary for modification, testing, and deployment of deliverables. The
       Contractor shall identify and notify the Government of system documentation necessary for
       the proper performance of this task.

       The contractor shall be furnished with design documents, specifications, interface
       requirements and design/applications requirements, FLENUMMETOCCEN Configuration
       Management Plan, task working papers, project descriptions, program briefing material
       and other pertinent information, and other documentation or material required to support
       performance of the effort in this purchase order. Information will be provided to the
       contractor within a reasonable time commensurate with schedules and target completion
       dates for assigned tasks and activities.
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   In performance of services under this purchase order, the contractor may be required to
   perform operations on, have access to, or handle data and information that contains
   sensitive, proprietary, privacy information and data. The contractor shall be responsible for
   safeguarding the information and data while under the control of or available to the
   contractor and preventing it from being compromised, damaged, lost, or improperly
   disseminated.

   The contractor and any employee or consultant of the contractor is prohibited from using
   US Government facilities, equipment and/or information for any purpose except as
   specifically described herein and related to this purchase order. Contractor personnel shall
   not divulge or release data or information created or obtained in performance of this
   contract until made public by the Government, except to authorized Government
   personnel. The contractor shall not use, disclose, or reproduce proprietary data other than
   as required in the performance of this contract.

   The Government will provide contractor with access to the FLENUMMETOCCEN Software
   Standards Manual, FLENUMMETOCCEN Publication P-5234, and other appropriate
   documentation.

   The Government will provide required office space and equipment necessary to
   accomplish prescribed tasks.

   The Government will provide office supplies necessary for completion of tasks.

   Government will provide security access cards to allow contractor accesses to all spaces
   required to carry out assigned tasks.

15.0 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE
   The primary place of performance shall be on-site at the FLENUMMETOCCEN facility
   located at 7 Grace Hopper Avenue, Stop 1, Monterey, CA 93943.

16.0 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
   The period of performance shall be 12 months from the date of award with 1, one-year
   option.

17.0 HOURS OF OPERATION
   The contractor shall provide services during normal working hours excluding federal
   holidays. Normal working hours are 0730-1630, Monday through Friday, unless
   requirements dictate otherwise. Exceptions can be permitted by the COR upon request, at
   the COR's discretion.

18.0 POINTS OF CONTACT
   Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
   Charles Skupniewicz, Models Division Head
   Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
   7 Grace Hopper Avenue, Stop 1
   Monterey, CA 93943-5501
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(831) 656-5104
charles.skupniewicz@navy.mil

Quality Assurance Monitor
Mark Swenson, Chief Science Officer
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
7 Grace Hopper Avenue, Stop 1
Monterey, CA 93943-5501
(831) 656-4455
Mark.swenson@navy.mil
Monitor
Mark Swenson, Chief Science Officer
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
7 Grace Hopper Avenue, Stop 1
Monterey, CA 93943-5501
(831) 656-4455
Mark.swenson@navy.mil

								
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