Building from the existing Grid-Point Statistical Interpolation (GSI) data assimilation system, the Data Assimilation Working Group has developed plans to improve the data, the software, and the framework in the operational system. This plan includes efforts to improve the quality of, add to new data streams flowing into the system. Once these data are ingested, sophisticated mathematical models are applied to integrate the observed weather into the model. This allows the model to march forward and make predictions of the future weather. A new framework is being built, called the Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI), which will foster more efficient and effective  evelopment on the data assimilation component of the UFS.