Cloud Depiction and Forecast System II (CDFS II) (U)
(U) CDFS II is a pivotal component of centralized weather support to DoD systems and National Programs requiring worldwide analyses and forecasts of cloud amounts, types, styles, and locations. CDFS II is part of a Navy-Air Force cooperative agreement to reduce cost and duplication of DoD weather support.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) The purpose of the CDFS II system is to meet the changing cloud analysis and forecast product requirements of national programs, and satisfy the need for more accurate cloud analyses and forecasts used to support combat operations and planning. The CDFS II will functionally replace the CDFS capabilities, which reside at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA).
(U) CDFS II provides tailored support integral to mission planning and systems deployment by Secretary of Defense National Programs, Unified & Specified Commands, and Air Force and Army major commands in a variety of mission areas, such as air refueling, air-to-ground weapons delivery, and aerial reconnaissance.
(U) The DoD is in the process of establishing a simplified baseline of the best, common information systems across the business functions of the Department. Migration systems like CDFS II represent DoD activities taken in effort to achieve a common set of automated processes and practices within itself.
User Impact (U):
(U) The Air Force will employ the CDFS II as an integral component of the hardware and software systems AFWA uses to provide centralized weather products to US combat forces, Unified Commands, all AF and Army major commands, and national programs.
Related Initiatives (U): None.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Forecasting Forecasting This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Lead Office (U):
(U) Air Force.
(U) DoD: OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: HQ AFSPC/DR, Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Program Management: HQ AFMC/SMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Capt Jim Rodriguez, SMC, Open Phone: DSN 833-6402.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 28 July 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999