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SWORM

Space Weather Operations, Research and Mitigation Working Group

 
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The Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Interagency Working Group is a Federal 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 department and agency activities to meet the goals and objectives specified in the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan (NSW-SAP) released in March 2019. The NSW-SAP supersedes the National Space Weather Strategy and the National Space Weather Action Plan, both released in October 2015.

Activities

New White House Space Weather Lead

June 10, 2021

In May 2021, the space weather community welcomed Ms. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Assistant Director for Space Policy and the new OSTP Co-Chair for SWORM. Ms. Uzo-Okuro is serving on detail from NASA where she had been a Program Executive.

The community thanks Dr. Aaron Miles for his service as SWORM CoChair since 2018 playing a leading role in developing the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan. Please note the link below takes you to a non-SWORM website.

Click here for Ms. Uzo-Okuro' bio

SWORM Support for the PROSWIFT Act

June 10, 2021

Since the PROSWIFT Act was enacted in October 2020, the SWORM has been working to align government activities to support its implementation. Many of the goals and objectives of the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan are now backed by the authority of the PROSWIFT Act. Key areas include expanded ground and space-based observing networks, improved space weather modeling, new capabilities to improve Research to Operations – Operations to Research effectiveness. Please note the link below takes you to a non-SWORM website.

Click here for the Act

Space Weather Advisory Group Chartered

June 10, 2021

The Space Weather Advisory Group (SWAG) was established on April 21, 2021, pursuant to the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) act of 2020. The mission of the advisory group is to receive advice from academia, the commercial space weather sector, and space weather end users to advise the Space Weather Interagency Working Group. More details on duties coming soon.

More information coming soon!