Riverside Team Members Recognized at NCEI/NESDIS Annual Awards

On November 20, 2019, several members of the Riverside Team supporting the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Science and Data Stewardship (SDS) program were recognized for their outstanding contributions over the past year to the organization as a whole.

For exemplary support to the Mission Science Network (MSN) Phase 2 Project, Riverside employees Brian Newport, Robert Patten, and Michael Chapman were recognized. Additionally, they were recognized for their increasingly vital efforts and work towards the NCEI Cloud Adoption Preparation--a key component to the innovative project that will assist NCEI to become more efficient and sustainable moving forward.

For outstanding leadership and support to the MSN Integrated Product Team, Riverside Teammate GDIT employees Lenny Collazo, Tiffany Toft, and Andy Navard, along with Riverside employees John Voorhees and Ingrid Garcia-Solera, were recognized. This multi-contract and cooperative institute project has been a large on-going feat in both IT and project management efforts that has been riddled with impediments. The efforts and coordination of this team have been a key part of the continued success of this project, which will continue to migrate and centralize all data from NCEI MS to national headquarters at NCEI NC.

For commendable work supporting the 4th National Climate Assessment, an itative and comprehensive assessment of climatic changes and risks for the United States, Riverside Teammate GDIT employee Kate Johnson, along with Riverside employees Andrew Buddenberg, Kristy Thomas, and John Frimmel were recognized for their work. These efforts are not only to continue the support and gathering of important information, but the presentation and analyses of the data will continue to create discussions and raise awareness on the state of the climate in the nation.

Congratulations to all of the honorees, we appreciate all the hard work and innovation you have brought to this program and to NCEI as a whole!