The Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) 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)). As the lead in this effort representing the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) , OWAQ 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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