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Space Weather Operations, Research and Mitigation Working Group

 
Aurora from space, cortesy of NASA Aurora Australis, courtesy of NOAA Airplane flying into the sunrise Image of power lines

The Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Working Group is a Federal interagency coordinating body organized under the Space Weather, Security, and Hazards (SWSH) Subcommittee. THE SWSH is a part of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Homeland and National Security, organized under the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The SWORM coordinates Federal Government departments and agencies to meet the goals and objectives specified in the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan released in March 2019. This supersedes the previously released National Space Weather Strategy and Space Weather Action Plan.

Activities

Updated National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan Released

March 2019

The White House Executive Office of Science and Technology Policy released the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan on March 26th, 2019, during the National Space Council meeting in Huntsville, Alabama. The announcement was made by the Office of Science and Technology Policy Director, Kelvin K. Droegemeier. This strategy and action plan is an update to the original National Space Weather National Space Weather Strategy and Space Weather Action Plan, released in October 2015. Please note the link below takes you to a non-SWORM website.

Click here for the Action Plan

Executive Order on Electromagnetic Pulses Released

March 26, 2019

An Executive Order (EO) on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP) was released by the White House on March 26, 2019. The EO identifies the disruptive impacts an EMP has on technology and critical infrastructure systems, whether the EMP is human-made or naturally occurring. The EO outlines how the Federal Government will prepare and mitigate the effects of EMPs by an efficient and cost-effective approach. Please note the link below takes you to a non-SWORM website.

Click here for the Executive Order

Space Weather Enterprise Forum

May 2, 2019

The Space Weather Enterprise Forum will take place in Washington, D.C, on June 26 at the Department of Interior's Yeats Auditorium. Registration is now open! Please click the link below for more information. Please note the link below takes you to a non-SWORM website.

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