Office of the Federal Coordinator
for Meteorological Services
and Supporting Research
8455 Colesville Road Ste 1500
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Office of the Federal Coordinator for
Meteorological Services and Supporting Research,
which is in Silver Spring, Maryland, is also known as the Office of the Federal
Coordinator for Meteorology.
OFCM is an interdepartmental federal office established by the Department of
Commerce in 1964, in response to Public Law 87-843, to coordinate federal meteorological
activities across departments and agencies.
OFCM's mission is to ensure the effective use of federal meteorological resources by leading
the systematic coordination of operational weather requirements and services, and
supporting research, among the federal agencies.
Fifteen federal departments and agencies are currently engaged in meteorological activities and
participate in OFCM's coordination and cooperation infrastructure.
OFCM operates through an interagency staff working with representatives from the federal agencies
who serve on program councils, committees, working groups, and joint action groups.
This infrastructure supports all of the federal agencies that are engaged in meteorological activities
or have a need for meteorological services.
In addition to providing this coordinating infrastructure, OFCM prepares operations plans,
conducts studies, and responds to special inquiries and investigations.
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