The Weather Program Office (WPO) leads the coordination, execution, and reporting for the Improving Forecasting and Assimilation (IFAA) portfolio of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Disaster Related Appropriation Supplemental (DRAS)) and the Improving Forecasting of Hurricanes, Flood, and Wildfires (IFHFW) portfolio of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019.  As the lead in this effort representing the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), WPO has partnered with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) to ensure successful execution of the supplemental projects and funds to improve severe weather forecasting and observational data assimilation.

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