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Title: Town Hall


1
Town Hall
Suitland
  • VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and
    Atmosphere NOAA Administrator
  • March 15, 2005

2
Current Environment
  • Update to Strategic Plan
  • Employee Information
  • New Leadership, Congress
  • NOAA Business Model
  • Budget Outlook
  • NOAA Organizational Structure
  • SES Summit
  • Ocean Commission Report
  • Global Earth Observing System of SystemsGEOSS
  • NOAA In The Media
  • NOAA Accomplishments

3
Update to NOAAs 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
  • NOAAs 5-Year Research Plannew in January 2005
  • NOAAs 20-Year Research Visionnew in January 2005

4
NOAAs Mission Goals
  • To understand and predict changes in the Earths
    environment and manage coastal and marine
    resources to meet the Nations 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 societys ability to plan and respond
  • Serve societys needs for weather and water
    information
  • Support the Nations commerce with information
    for safe, efficient, and environmentally sound
    transportation
  • Provide critical support for NOAAs mission

5
Employee Information
  • Workforce Management
  • Out Zane Schauer, WMO Director COOL
  • In Eddie Ribas, WMO Director QuickHire

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6
Employee InformationGrants Online
  • Online Operational
  • No-cost Award Action Requests being processed
  • Printing Problems have been fixed
  • Training
  • Refresher training for Grants Management Division
    on March 15
  • Web-based training specific to different system
    users
  • SSMC3 computer lab to host Grants Online training
    lab
  • Telephone help-desk
  • On-going process for identifying and fixing
    problems
  • Legacy NOAA Grants System still in place to
    ensure grant processing while the bugs are worked
    out

7
Employee InformationPay Banding Demonstration
Project
  • NOAA working with the Department of Commerce to
    expand participation in the DOC Pay Banding
    Demonstration project
  • NOAAs Workforce Management Office will conduct
    the necessary management and employee briefings,
    including negotiating terms with our bargaining
    units
  • This is in the early stages but expect to be able
    to provide you with an update soon

8
Facilities UpdateNearing Completion
  • NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF)
  • September 05Move-in begins
  • January 06All employees transitioned to new
    building
  • 600K of new funds in Presidents FY06 Budget for
    NSOF operations

9
Facilities UpdateJust Underway
  • NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
  • To be built near the University of Maryland at
    College Park
  • Project is on schedule
  • Site preparation is underway
  • Later this month, GSA will announce selection of
    the design and the builders for the new building
  • World Weather Building occupants, and the Air
    Resources Lab now in Silver Spring, will move to
    the new facility in FY08

10
Recent Events
  • Upgrade of NCEP Central Computing System
  • Transitioned to IBM Phase II on January 25
  • Full back-up capability established
  • No delay or loss of products during transition
  • A 3.2 time increase in computing power, resulting
    in the ability to make 1.5 trillion calculations
    per second
  • Will contribute to improved local and national
    forecast accuracy, as well as extended watch and
    warning lead times

11
Employee InformationCombined Federal Campaign
  • 2004 Goal 662,208
  • Actual Contribution 701,000

12
Stakeholder Forum
  • 230 Stakeholders Attended
  • Transportation (Marine, Air, Surface)
  • Fisheries
  • Weather
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Education North Carolina State Dept. of Math!
  • Federal State Agencies Library of Congress!
    Forest Service!
  • Academia/Research
  • Information Technology Cray Computer!
  • Others Walt Disney! Merrill Lynch! Audubon
    Society! Red Cross!
  • 59 Final Recommendations
  • Distilled from hundreds of comments
  • Distributed across 7 breakout sessions

13
Current Environment Impressions
  • New Secretary Carlos Gutierrez
  • Committee highlights
  • Retired Ernest Hollings
  • Term Limited Ted Stevens as Senate
  • Appropriations Chair (still a member)
  • New Thad CochranSenate Appropriations Chair
  • New Richard Shelby (R) Barbara Mikulski
    (D)Appropriations Subcommittee Leaders
  • New Jerry LewisHouse Appropriations Chair
  • New Ted StevensCommerce Chair
  • New InouyeCommerce (co-chair) and
    Appropriations
  • Committee change
  • NASA/NSF now part of Senate Commerce, Justice and
    Science Appropriations Subcommittee

14
Thinking Corporate NOAANOAA Business Model
LEADERSHIP
15
Thinking Corporate NOAAClimateExisting Program
Aligning to Model
LEADERSHIP
16
Thinking Corporate NOAACoasts, Estuaries
OceansNew in FY07
LEADERSHIP
17
Historical NOAA Budget Trends
( in Billions)
18
Budget Update Where We Rank For 2005
Agencies with the biggest increases over the
Presidents 2005 budget request...
...and those with the biggest cuts
Federal Times, November 29, 2004
19
NOAA Organizational Structure
20
NOAA Organizational Structure
21
SES Summit IIHighlights
  • 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 NOAAs Corner

22
SES Summit IIIntegration 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
    societys increasingly complex needs
  • Partnering with other federal, state, local
    agencies advance domestic and international
    agendaskey opportunities on the horizon to work
    closely with DoE, DHS

23
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

24
Ocean Commission ReportAdministrations Response
to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
25
Ocean Commission ReportExecutive Order
Establishment ofCommittee 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

26
Ocean Action PlanKey Recommendations
  • Build a Global Earth Observation Network
  • include Integrated Ocean Observation
  • Work with Regional Fisheries Councils to promote
    greater use of market based system for fisheries
    management
  • Implement Coral Reef Local Action Strategies
  • Seek passage of NOAA Organic Act
  • Establishes NOAA within the Department of Commerce

27
Earth Observation Summit III
  • February 16 Brussels, Belgium
  • Agreement on Implementation Plan and Resolution
  • Set up new GEO Structure and Secretariat
  • WMO offer to host
  • Near-term Opportunities Include
  • Data Management System for Earth Observations
  • Improved Observations for Disaster Warnings
  • Global Land Observing System

28
What is GEOSS?Global Earth Observing System of
Systems
End To End System
29
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
  • Comprehensiveobservations and products from all
    components
  • Coordinatedleverages contributing members
    resources
  • Sustainedby 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 worldwidean end-to-end
    process

30
Why GEOSS?Global Earth Observing System of
Systems
31
NOAAs Role in GEOSS
  • NOAA Where Science Creates Value
  • Earth observations
  • Are at the core of NOAAs 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

32
Pacific Tsunami Warning System
  • Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (ICG/ITSU)
    was established in 1968 and presently has 26
    member states.

33
U.S. Plan For An Improved Tsunami Monitoring
System
  • 37.5M over next 2 years
  • Enable enhanced monitoring, detection, warning
    communications throughout
  • 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

34
NOAA in the Media Tsunami Coverage/NOAA in the
News
VADM Lautenbacher Fox News
Chip McCrery Dateline
Eddie Bernard Larry King Live
35
NOAA in the Media
  • Director Of NOAAs National Hurricane Center
    Presented With Emmy Award
  • Max Mayfield, director of NOAAs National
    Hurricane Center

Gutierrez at NHC
36
NOAA Homeland Security Operations Support
(HSOC)2005 Presidential Inauguration
  • Lead Federal Agency for Meteorological Support
  • Supplemental rawinsonde (Weather Balloon) mission
  • DCNET
  • HAZMAT Support

37
NOAAs AccomplishmentsMission and Process
  • Mission Successes
  • National and international leadership in Earth
    observations
  • Hurricane support wins Senate commendation,
    supplemental appropriation
  • Rebuilding the Nations 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
  • PAE established
  • Annual update of the Strategic Plan

38
NOAAs AccomplishmentsMission 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 cycles 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

39
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 Nations the Worlds
    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!
40
Got Questions...?
AskTheBoss_at_noaa.gov
41
Questions?
42
NOAA ResearchCurrent Organization Chart
43
NOAA ResearchProposed Organization Chart
44
NOAA in the MediaTeacher at Sea Program
  • NOAA Teacher at Sea Childrens 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

45
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

46
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

47
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

48
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

49
FY04 Management Accomplishments
  • Issued Strategic Plan for an Global Earth
    Observing System
  • Began Critical Fisheries Survey Vessel
    Modernization
  • Issued 5 Year Research Plan and 20 Year Research
    Vision for NOAA
  • Realigned Administrative Support Services
  • Began Grants On-Line. Improved timely grant
    issuance by 12
  • Earned Unqualified Audit Opinion for 6th Year in
    a Row
  • Updated NOAA Strategic Plan and Improved Internal
    Planning

50
FY 2006 Budget Highlights
  • Totals 3,585.8M, an increase of 242.5M or 7.3
    above FY06 Current Program
  • 6 or 205M above the FY05 Presidents Request
  • 9.2 or 333M decrease from the FY 05 Enacted
  • Provides 53.1 million for Inflationary Costs,
    Including the 2.3 Pay Raise
  • Fully Funds Planned Satellite Increases for
    NPOESS and GOES R
  • Funds Fisheries Survey Vessel 4
  • Invests in Ecosystems Based Fisheries Management
  • Funds Expanded Tsunami Warning Network
  • Expands Climate Observations and Services
  • Improves NOAA Corporate Management and
    Administration
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