About Perspecta, Inc. and Perspecta Weather
Perspecta is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for government and commercial customers worldwide. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Perspecta and its transformational applied research organization, Perspecta Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.
Perspecta, the 2014 recipient of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Tech Company of the Year Award, has 4,000 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va. For more information about Perspecta and Perspecta Labs, visit perspecta.com and perspectalabs.com.
About Perspecta Weather
As a remote-sensing industry leader, Perspecta has provided systems engineering solutions for state-of-the-art sensor technology and end-to-end imagery analysis and has been heavily involved with weather-related activities throughout its history. Perspecta has provided daily, nationwide weather forecasts to emergency operations centers and worked with the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency on requirements for remote sensing and the verification of weather products. Perspecta has also played a key role in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s efforts to improve its atmospheric model called MODTRAN. Perspecta has supported multiple worldwide ground truth data collects with customized weather forecasts and developed requirements and design for civilian and military weather satellites, including NPOESS, DMSP, Landsat and GOES. In addition to the Air Force, Perspecta has worked closely with a number of government agencies on weather-related projects, including NASA, NOAA, Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Command, Naval Postgraduate School and various customers in the Intelligence Community.
About Meteorologist Paul Dorian
Paul Dorian of Perspecta received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in meteorology (1981, 1983) from Penn State University. As a grad student, Paul worked with Dr. Gregory Forbes, currently with The Weather Channel and its severe weather expert, and Dr. John Cahir, Professor of Meteorology (Emeritus), Vice Provost and Dean, (Emeritus). He began his professional career as a meteorologist with NASA’s Climate Branch from 1983-1985 at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland and his work continued there with the Severe Storms Branch from 1985-1990. While at the NASA Severe Storms Branch, Paul worked with Dr. Stephen Koch, current Director of NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and severe weather expert, and Dr. Louis Uccellini, current Director of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) and winter weather expert.
Since 1990, he has worked in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania as a systems engineer with a focus on meteorology-related activities. He has led forecasting efforts for multiple worldwide ground truth data collects with customized weather forecasts to help with the success of these efforts. Additionally, Paul provided his own daily nationwide weather forecast to the Emergency Operations Center of Lockheed Martin with a focus on severe weather potential as a way of securing the safety of their employees. Since June 2011, Paul has operated the company weather web site at perspectaweather.com. Contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org