Systems Integration Branch (SIB) is tasked with the management of computer systems and Telecommunications within the Southern Region of the National Weather Service. This very wide range of responsibilities encompasses a wide verity of duties. These include the procurement of computer systems and their maintenance, development of new and innovative weather and communication networks.
SIB has been a the lead focal point of many local as well as national projects. For example the implementation of Local Area Networks, Inter-agency mail systems, satellite data transfers, Electronic Payroll systems and Data acquisition systems.SIB started as the Regional Computer Management Group (RCMG) in the early 80's. RCMG was the first group of its kind to be formed with the task of designing new computer programs and systems to lead the Weather Service into the 21'st century.