[Ncep.list.cpcopcwpc-rfcmemo] change in plans

Christine Caruso.Magee - NOAA Federal chris.caruso.magee at noaa.gov
Thu Feb 12 21:21:08 UTC 2015


Will do.

Christine Caruso Magee
NWS/NCEP/NCO Configuration Manager
301-683-3905
chris.caruso.magee at noaa.gov

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 4:20 PM, Ben Kyger - NOAA Federal <
ben.kyger at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Chris and Michelle,
>
> We need to update this plan to include all centers covered by the plan.
> Let's please get this done asap.
>
> thanks
>
> Ben
>
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 4:03 PM, Christine Caruso.Magee - NOAA Federal <
> chris.caruso.magee at noaa.gov> wrote:
>
>> Hi Scott,
>>
>>   Re: the CM plan for the local Centers, when I was updating the CM plan,
>> I first tried to roll the Centers in with NCO and it was getting too
>> messy.  I decided to just start with NCO and then once I got Michelle's and
>> Ben's approval for NCO's plan, I'd then modify it for the Centers.
>> Michelle has read my NCO CM plan but I don't believe Ben has seen it yet.
>>
>>   The submission deadlines for the Centers is the same as for NCO.  I
>> will add a section to both the NCO and the Centers' CM plans re: holding
>> CCBs when an unexpected, high-impact event like today's occurs.  The NCO CM
>> plan includes what we do in case of CWD, but not for something like today.
>> And for accelerated RFCs, someone last week asked about the requirements
>> for accelerating a change, so I sent the NCO CM plan to NHC and the local
>> Centers and let them know which sections of the plan they should read.  The
>> requirements for accelerated RFCs for the Centers are the same as those for
>> NCO, except the approval comes from the Centers management instead of NCO
>> management.  The SDM is supposed to be included in the approval decision as
>> well.
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> Christine Caruso Magee
>> NWS/NCEP/NCO Configuration Manager
>> 301-683-3905
>> chris.caruso.magee at noaa.gov
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM, Scott Jacobs - NOAA Federal <
>> scott.jacobs at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>
>>> Ben,
>>>
>>> Thanks for the information about the power outage.
>>>
>>> Getting back to the issue with the WPC/OPC/CPC/NHC CCB meeting held
>>> today...  I am glad the WPC could participate today. Mark was able to get
>>> on the phone call after helping with the minor outage in the WPC operations
>>> area, and was able to talk about our upcoming changes.
>>>
>>> I believe I was out last summer when the Centers' meeting was
>>> established. In my new (temporary) role in the WPC, I would like to
>>> understand the ground rules for the process and how it differs from the NCO
>>> process. The only Configuration Management Plan I found on the CM Site is
>>> for the NCO. It does not have any specifics about the requirements and
>>> procedures for the Centers to follow when submitting RFCs and for the CCB
>>> meeting. The only documentation I found that does reference the Centers is
>>> the checklist for an accelerated RFC.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Scott
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Scott Jacobs
>>> Development and Training Branch Chief, Acting
>>> NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
>>> 301-683-1331 << New phone number
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM, Ben Kyger - NOAA Federal <
>>> ben.kyger at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks Joe.  We have determined the root cause of the outage -
>>>> multiple/seqential cases of human error working on the ups.  I've asked for
>>>> a face-to-face meeting with the maintenance vendor to let them know very
>>>> clearly that they had a negative effect on our operations.
>>>>
>>>> Ben
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Joseph Sienkiewicz - NOAA Federal <
>>>> joseph.sienkiewicz at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Ben,
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for the response. We were up to our elbows and hearing that the
>>>>> CCB would be held could not have come at a worse time. OPC came back up
>>>>> (AWIPS 2) at about 1315.  Our issue was the network switch went down, not
>>>>> the workstations.
>>>>>
>>>>> Joe
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 2:09 PM, Ben Kyger - NOAA Federal <
>>>>> ben.kyger at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Fran,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think this was a misunderstanding.  Nobody expected anyone to
>>>>>> attend that was working the restoration of operations.  I asked Chris to
>>>>>> proceed with the meeting so that those of us who were available could
>>>>>> approve of your changes for next week even though you couldn't attend.  But
>>>>>> I understand how the message got confused and we'll be more careful in the
>>>>>> future.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ben
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:49 PM, Frances Achorn - NOAA Federal <
>>>>>> frances.achorn at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Everyone,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I find it completely unacceptable that this meeting went forward
>>>>>>> while all centers in NCWCP were in the middle of an operational crisis. We
>>>>>>> have been assured that CM would never get in the way of operations. It did
>>>>>>> today.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I suggest that should something like this happen again, we
>>>>>>> reschedule after we have a good assessment of return to service. Even if
>>>>>>> that is the next day.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Fran
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Christine Caruso.Magee - NOAA
>>>>>>> Federal <chris.caruso.magee at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>   Ben just told me he want to hold your CCB as planned.  If you're
>>>>>>>> in NCWCP, please see if you can find a PC that's up (something on the east
>>>>>>>> side of the building).  I have power and phone, so I'll start it up from my
>>>>>>>> cube.  Please give me a few minutes to set up.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Chris
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Christine Caruso Magee
>>>>>>>> NWS/NCEP/NCO Configuration Manager
>>>>>>>> 301-683-3905
>>>>>>>> chris.caruso.magee at noaa.gov
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Joseph M. Sienkiewicz
>>>>>
>>>>> Chief, Ocean Applications Branch
>>>>> *NOAA/NWS Ocean Prediction Center*
>>>>> 5830 University Research Ct.
>>>>> College Park, MD 20740
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
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