The System Support section provides operational for EDS. They also provide testing, configuration management, and support services for system development work for various operational agencies.
One of our primary outside customers is the NWS. We support development and testing of their software releases: Section staff install and test field releases, mostly for AWIPS II. In addition, section staff provide support services for FIQAS tool development and testing which are utilized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
GSD hosts a field-release system that is connected to the AWIPS network and historically has been used to test and validate each version of the AWIPS software. This system is currently being used as a test bed for testing and evaluation of Hazard Services software and is supported by the System Support Section.