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Town Hall VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.) Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere | NOAA Administrator January 27, 2004 Boulder.

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1 Town Hall VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.) Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere | NOAA Administrator January 27, 2004 Boulder

2 2 Current Environment Update to Strategic Plan Employee Information  Research Review Team Outcomes New Leadership, Congress NOAA Business Model Budget Outlook NOAA Organizational Structure SES Summit Ocean Commission Report Global Earth Observing System of Systems—GEOSS NOAA In The Media NOAA Accomplishments

3 3 Update to NOAA’s Strategic Plan An informed society that uses a comprehensive understanding of the role of the oceans, coasts and atmosphere in the global ecosystem to make the best social and economic decisions NOAA’s 5-Year Research Plan—new in January 2005 NOAA’s 20-Year Research Vision—new in January 2005

4 4 NOAA’s Mission & Goals To understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and manage coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation’s economic, social and environmental needs Mission Goals:  Protect, restore, and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources through an ecosystem approach to management  Understand climate variability and change to enhance society’s ability to plan and respond  Serve society’s needs for weather and water information  Support the Nation’s commerce with information for safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation  Provide critical support for NOAA’s mission

5 5 Employee Information NOAA Research Review  Boulder Lab Consolidation  OAR HQ Consolidation  DOC-Boulder Campus Governance SEC Move from OAR to NWS  Effective December 2004  Research to Operations success story MASC Security Fence Rent

6 6 Combined Federal Campaign 2004 Goal: $115,500 Actual Contribution: $123,405

7 7 Employee Information Workforce Management  Out: Zane Schauer, WMO Director COOL  In: Eddie Ribas, WMO Director QuickHire New QuickHire Login Screen https://jobs1.quickhire.com/scripts/doc.exe InOut

8 8 Current Environment Impressions In: Secretary Designate Carlos Gutierrez In: Kenneth Salazar Out: Ernest Hollings, Ben Nighthorse-Campbell Committee highlights:  Out: Ted Stevens- Senate Appropriations Chair  In: Thad Cochran- Senate Appropriations Chair  In: Jerry Lewis- House Appropriations Chair  In: Ted Stevens- Commerce Chair  In: Inouye, Ranking member: Appropriations and Commerce

9 9 Thinking Corporate NOAA NOAA “Business” Model LEADERSHIP

10 10 LEADERSHIP Thinking Corporate NOAA Climate—Existing Program Aligning to Model

11 11 LEADERSHIP Thinking Corporate NOAA Coasts, Estuaries & Oceans—New in FY07

12 12 $ Billions Budget Update Trends

13 13 Budget Update Where We Rank For 2005* AgencyIncreases Veterans Affairs$1.2B Army Corps of Engineers$585M National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration $567M Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $336M AgencyCuts Education/local education$500M Federal Aviation Administration$335M Energy Department’s Yucca Mountain Project $303M Environmental Protection Agency$275M National Science Foundation$105M Energy Department’s Biological & Environmental Research Program $69.5M Agencies with the biggest increases over the President’s 2005 budget request......and those with the biggest cuts: *Federal Times, November 29, 2004

14 14 NOAA Organizational Structure

15 15 NOAA Organizational Structure

16 16 SES Summit II Highlights Transparency of Mission Improved Internal Practices  NOAA Management actively listens to employees, incorporates feedback into practices  Employees understand & endorse the mission – ensures long-term care & feeding of NOAA Improved External Practices  External partners have stake in the outcome and drive internal administrative requirements  Enhance connections to constituents to ensure we are giving our “customers” what they want  Buy-in from community/stakeholders puts Average Joe in NOAA’s Corner

17 17 SES Summit II Integration: Moving Forward Under Fiscal Restraint Re-purpose existing systems and capitalize on new developments, technologies, external partners  Linkages between programs facilitate economic & scientific efficiencies  NOAA products and services integrate and meet society’s increasingly complex needs  Partnering with other federal, state, local agencies advance domestic and international agendas–key opportunities on the horizon to work closely with DoE, DHS

18 18 SES Summit II Communication How well we talk to each other is a key barometer of how well NOAA is functioning. Effective Managers know what to put into the hands of employees so there can then be clarity at all levels

19 19 Ocean Commission Report Administration’s Response to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy

20 20 Ocean Commission Report Executive Order: Establishment of Committee on Ocean Policy Chaired by chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Cabinet level membership Will advise President and heads of agencies on policies concerning ocean-related matters Responsibilities:  Ocean science and technology  Ocean literacy and education  Ocean resource management

21 21 Ocean Commission Report Land/sea interface implications within U.S. Ocean Action Plan Integrated Mapping  Seamless topographic bathymetric charting GIS Capabilities  Management of Coastal Zone  Storm Surge Products  River Flow Climatology Multi-modal Transportation  Optimizing various NOAA Products for one customer Weather Forecasting  Observing Network commended in Ocean Commission Report

22 22 What is GEOSS? Global Earth Observing System of Systems GEOSS is a distributed system of systems built on current international cooperation efforts among existing Earth observing and processing systems GEOSS is  Comprehensive—observations and products from all components  Coordinated—leverages contributing members resources  Sustained—by will and capacity of all members GEOSS enables the collection and distribution of accurate, reliable Earth Observation data, information, products, and services to both suppliers and consumers worldwide—an end-to- end process

23 23 Why GEOSS? Global Earth Observing System of Systems GEOSS — Global System To Meet Societal Needs  Interdisciplinary focus  Identifies gaps in our global capacity  An integrated international system using remote sensing & in situ systems  Facilitates exchange of data and information  Foundation for sound decision-making: global, regional, & local level Social, Economic, & Science Concerns  More than half the world’s population lives within 60 km of the shoreline  Could rise to 3/4 by the year 2020  More than 90% of natural disaster-related deaths occur in developing countries  25% of Earth’s biological productivity & an estimated 80-90% of global commercial fish catch is concentrated in coastal zones  Worldwide agricultural benefits of better El Niño forecasts are conservatively estimated at $450-$550M/year

24 24 Human Health & Well-Being Energy Resources Climate Variability & Change Water Resources Ecosystems Sustainable Agriculture & Desertification Oceans Natural & Human Induced Disasters Weather Information, Forecasting & Warning GEOSS Benefits Focus

25 25 NOAA’s Role in GEOSS NOAA: Where Science Creates Value Earth observations…  Are at the core of NOAA’s mission  Support virtually every activity we perform NOAA has…  Observing capabilities being advanced through scientific and technological research  A broad scope of domestic and international partnerships  Commitment to transform research into useful, operational information

26 26 Pacific Tsunami Warning System Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (ICG/ITSU) was established in 1968 and presently has 26 member states.

27 27 U.S. Plan For An Improved Tsunami Monitoring System $37.5M over next 2 years Enable enhanced monitoring, detection, warning & communications throughout 32 advanced technology DART buoys Nearly 100% coverage for U.S. coastal tsunami Expanded monitoring capability throughout Pacific & Caribbean basins Part of future global observation & global tsunami warning systems

28 28 NOAA in the Media Director Of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Presented With Emmy Award  Max Mayfield, director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

29 29 NOAA in the Media Tsunami Coverage/NOAA in the News Chip McCrery | DatelineEddie Bernard | Larry King Live VADM Lautenbacher | Fox News

30 30 NOAA in the Media Boulder Susan Solomon  2004 Blue Planet Prize A.R. Ravishankara (Ravi)  American Chemical Society Award  Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in AL scientists & 3 ETL colleagues  Group Silver Medal ETL’s James Churnside & NESDIS’ William G. Pichel  Group Silver Medal CMDL’s Bryan J. Johnson & Samuel J. Oltmans  NASA Group Achievement Award FSL’s Greg Pratt, Dennis Rodgers, Jim Frimel, Lisa Gifford, & Young Chun  Aviation Meteorology Award Susan Solomon A.R. Ravishankara

31 31 NOAA’s Accomplishments Mission and Process Mission Successes  National and international leadership in Earth observations  Hurricane support wins Senate commendation, supplemental appropriation  Rebuilding the Nation’s fisheries  Development of the Integrated Ocean Observing System  Fisheries regulatory process improvements  NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards improves and expands  Coral reef initiative  NOAA fleet modernization and growth Organizational Successes  Program review conducted  NEC and NEP established  Program structure comprehensively covering all NOAA resources established with 14 matrix programs  Goal Leads appointed  Full Council structure established  PA&E established  Annual update of the Strategic Plan

32 32 NOAA’s Accomplishments Mission and Process Mission Successes / 777 U.S. COSPAS-SARSAT saves since 2001  Sea turtle conservation  Operational air quality forecasts in Northeast United States  Early Warning System for Florida Harmful Algal Blooms / Homeland security support  Reducing national uncertainty about climate change / Teacher at Sea Program expands into air / Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) Level II Radar Data Available in Real Time Organizational Successes  Line Office Strategic Plans in alignment with NOAA Strategic Plan  Councils produce multi-year strategic plans  Full PPBES cycle for FY06-11  Annual Operating Plans for all matrix programs  Monthly and quarterly execution reporting  Comprehensive review of administrative functions – business process re- engineering initiated  Grants on-line implementation

33 33 What You Should Take Away The Future…….is Bright!!! NOAA is:  An Effective, Successful Organization With World-wide Recognition  Composed of Talented, Experienced & Dedicated People  Critical to Meeting the Nation’s & the World’s Economic & Environmental Challenges  Organizationally Positioned to Provide Leadership  Where Science Gains Value NOAA is All of Us Working Together With a Unified Vision & Consistent Message Thank you for your service!

34 Backup Material

35 35 NOAA Research Current Organization Chart

36 36 NOAA Research Proposed Organization Chart

37 37 SES Summit II Empower Creativity From All Levels

38 38 Earth Observation Summit Success Earth Observation Summit I & II  53 Countries + EC & 33 International Organizations represented  Assigned the LandSat Mission in FY05  Ocean Observations Earth Observation Summit III  55 Countries + EC & 33 International Organizations currently represented  Agreement on Implementation Plan & Resolution  Set up new GEO Structure & Secretariat GEO-6  Complete Implementation Plan

39 39 NOAA in the Media Teacher at Sea Program NOAA Teacher at Sea Children’s Book  To be published early in 2005 Authors  NOAA Teacher at Sea Mary Cook  8th grade Earth Science teacher at Southside Middle School in Batesville, Arkansas  Dr. Diane Stanitski  TAS alumni now working for the NOAA Office of Climate Observation  Chief Boatswain Bruce Cowden

40 40 Mission Excellence… Real Time Operational Surface Transportation Conditions Reporting System Reduce the Aqua-/Mari-culture Trade Deficit by 50% Operational Bio-detection Network in place  Plankton to Whales Operational Phased Array NOAA/FAA Wx/ATC System Operational Next Generation Trawling Gear Replacement

41 41 Mission Excellence… Completed Operational Ocean Observing System Three Regional Ecosystem Management Pilots in place First Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Plan Operational Climate Monitoring System  Carbon, Climate Reference Network Reduce Charting Backlog by 50% One Hour Lead Time for Tornado Forecasts

42 42 Mission Excellence… Real Hurricane Intensity Forecasting Improvement Nationwide Operational Air Quality Network Operational National Drought Monitoring System Operational UAV, UUV Support Fleet Assimilation of NASA & NSF Research into Operational Satellites GOES-R First Operational Integrated Environmental Monitoring Satellite System

43 43 Mission Excellence… NOAA Ownership and Operation of the U.S. Earth Observing Satellites  Including LANDSAT Operational National Water Quality Network  Non-Point Source Reduction Recognized Leadership in Earth Systems Modeling Fishery Capacity Equal to Sustainable Wild Harvest Levels

44 44 Thinking Corporate NOAA NOAA “Business” Model LEADERSHIP


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