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  1. Town HallHonolulu VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.)Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere NOAA Administrator February 21, 2006

  2. NOAA’s Vision and Mission Leadership Changes Corporate NOAA Employee Information Updates NOAA Budget Current Events Hurricane Response NOAA in the Media GEOSS Ocean Action Plan Challenges / Opportunities “One NOAA” Menu Slide NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  3. NOAA’s Vision • 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 Town Hall—Honolulu

  4. NOAA’sMission & Goals • To understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and to conserve 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 NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  5. NOAA Leadership Changes Organizational chart available at • Corporate Functions • Education—Louisa Koch • Legislative Affairs—Eric Webster • Military Affairs—CAPT (sel) R. Scott Steadley, USN • Decision Coordination Office & Program Coordination Office—Tim McClung • Operating Branches • OAR—Dr. Rick Spinrad • NOS—Jack Dunnigan • Program Goal Leads • Ecosystem—Steve Murawski (NMFS) (A) • Weather & Water—George Smith (NWS) • Commerce & Transportation—CAPT Steven Barnum (NMAO) (A) • Mission Support • Satellite Services—Gary Davis (NESDIS) (A) NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  6. Corporate NOAA NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  7. Corporate NOAA NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  8. Employee Information • Workforce Management • QuickHire – continuing to makeimprovements. • Contract expires Sept. 2006 – We are working with Department of Commerce to create the best Statement of Work to improve current system or purchase better system. QuickHire Login Screen NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  9. Employee InformationPay Banding Demonstration Project • NOAA working with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to expand participation under the guidelines used by the DOC Pay Banding Demonstration project • In order to make this demo project permanent, NOAA is seeking OPM’s approval to change from a demo project to an Alternate Personnel System • OPM has the next action • NOAA Workforce Management Staff meeting with OPM on January 26, 2006. • Pending positive meeting with OPM, NOAA’s Workforce Management Office will conduct the necessary management and employee briefings, including negotiating terms with our bargaining units NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  10. Employee Information5-Level Performance Management System • Covered Employees: GS, Wage System, Wage Marines • Linking individual performance with NOAA goals • Performance Awards linked to achievement of NOAA goals • Rollout: • 11/05 – 03/06: union briefings, negotiations • 04/06 – 08/06: employee, managers training • 09/30/06: closeout of two-level system; five-level effective 10/01/06 NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  11. Employee Information NOAA Aviation Safety • November 29, 2004: Safety Stand-Down • July 1, 2005, Aviation Safety Policy, Executive Council approved • Full implementation required by October 1, 2006 • Establishes a corporate NOAA Aviation Safety Board & Aviation Safety Program • Brings NOAA into compliance with 41 Code of Federal Regulation 102-33 Management of Government Aircraft • Provides for Aviation Safety Management • Interim Directive continuing “safety stand-down” NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  12. NOAA Combined Federal Campaign $651,115 NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  13. Updates

  14. Honolulu Updates and Information • Pacific Region Center Project • Weekly Emails • Office of Communications:Provide effective communications both within and outside of NOAA • Required notification to Hill is at OMB • Chief Administrative Office working necessary steps to make Communications Office a reality Ford Island & Pearl Harbor NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  15. NOAA Budget

  16. NOAA Budget ($ in Billions) NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  17. NOAA FY06BudgetTop 20 Impacts NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  18. NOAA FY06BudgetTop 20 Impacts (contd.) NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  19. NOAA FY06 Budget Successes • NPOESS request funded 100% and increased funding for Operations Research and Facilities by $24.6M over request • Marine Operations and Services funded at $111.3M and increase of $11.5M over request including full year days at sea for HI’IALAKAI and OSCAR DYSON • Fully funds Tsunami Warning Network and includes earmarks for enhancing the program • $54.6M Emergency Supplemental Funds for Katrina and future hurricane related costs • Procurement Acquisition and Construction request fully funded including Supercomputing, NEXRAD, ASOS, AWIPS, WFO Construction • Includes $27M to construct joint NOAA/NASA facilities for the National Data Buoy Center NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  20. One NOAA vs. Budget Year 2007 • Strength in numbers! • OR • NASA vs. NOAA OR • NSF vs. NOAA • In FY06…. NASA: $16.5B NSF: $5.6B NOAA: $3.9B • NASA vs. NWS • NASA vs. OAR • NASA vs. NOS • NASA vs. NMFS • NASA vs. NESDIS • NSF vs. NWS • NSF vs. OAR • NSF vs. NOS • NSF vs. NMFS • NSF vs. NESDIS NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  21. Current Events

  22. Hurricane Response Levee break August 31, 2005 provided by NOAA • One NOAA response • Forecasts • Wetland assessment (satellites) • Citation flights – digital imagery • NRTs – NOAA Ships • Oil spill response • Environmental assessment cruises NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  23. NOAA in the Media Max Mayfield Robert Ricks NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  24. 2006 NOAA Heritage Week • Treasures of NOAA’s Ark— Pioneers: People and Technology • Exhibit open March 4 – Sept. 4, 2006 at Nauticus in Norfolk, VA • Ideas for 2007 NOAA Heritage Week: For more information: NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  25. NOAA Education • NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Grants (new in 2005) • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program (new in 2005) • 110 students coming this summer! • 2006 applications due out this spring! • Interagency Ocean Education Coordination (new in 2006) • Expand NOAA’s Authority for Education • NOAA Organic Act – build on education authorization in the 2006 appropriations bill NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  26. GEOSSIntegrated Observations & Data Management NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  27. GEO Moves ForwardWorking Towards Implementation • Received approval for formal GEO organization and 10-year implementation plan • Held GEO-I in May 2005, and GEO-II in December 2005 • New GEO Secretariat Director, Jose Achache • Agreed to 2006 Work Plan and adopted a budget • Formally created GEO Committees • GEONETCast as tangible near term project to implement GEOSS • United States announced intention to move GOES satellite to a position to help offset the lack of sounder data over South America NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  28. Ocean Action Plan Progress • Legislation Transmitted • NOAA Organic Act Establishing NOAA within DOC • National Offshore Aquaculture Legislation • Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act • Improved Governance • Improve Federal Coordination and Governance • Support Regional Partnerships • Support Marine Transportation • Earth Observations • Building an Integrated Ocean Observation System to support GEOSS NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  29. Ocean Action Plan “Next Steps” • Reinforce Regional Partnerships • Gulf of Mexico Alliance • Northeast Regional Ocean Council • Align Federal Actions for Coastal Development and Management • Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping • Integrated Ocean Observing System NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  30. NOAA Leadership NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  31. NOAA Opportunities • NOAA’s “Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental Information” • NOAA Transition of Research to Operations/Applications • Providing Clear and Easy Discovery of, and Access to, Data and Information Products • Incorporating the Capability to Measure Biological Data in Observing Systems including Data Policy and Management of Data • Sanctuary Designation of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  32. NOAA OpportunitiesRecapitalization • Operational Satellites • Geostationary Orbiting Environmental Satellites-R (GOES-R) • National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) • Fleet and Aircraft Modernization • Observing Infrastructure • Surface Observations • Ocean Observations • Facilities Construction and Maintenance • NOAA Satellite Operations Facility • National Weather Center Building-Norman, Oklahoma NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  33. SES Summit III • Highlights • Straight Talk • Stockdale Paradox • One NOAA The Stockdale Paradox Retain faith that you will prevail in the end AND at the same time Confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever that might be. Admiral Jim Stockdale NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  34. One NOAA • NOAA’s mission is complex, involving biological, chemical, and physical issues—all intertwined. • Large-scale (regional to global) multidisciplinary studies are necessary to achieve understanding of our environment. • A collective NOAA is critical to completing our mission and solving the major environmental challenges that face our nation and planet. NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  35. Communication is KeyBreaking the Bubbles EASY EASY REALLY DIFFICULT EASY EASY EASY DIFFICULT NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  36. 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! NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  37. Got Questions...? For information on other NOAA activities: NOAA Town Hall—Honolulu

  38. Backup Slides VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.)Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere | NOAA Administrator