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The Strategic Planning and Policy Office carries out the following activities:

  • Provides support to the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Deputy Assistant Administrator through the development and implementation of an integrated approach to NWS policy, strategy, and long-range planning processes;
  • Develops NWS-wide long-range policy objectives and develops and manages the NWS strategic planning process through implementation; and
  • Develops and recommends policy on NWS and private sector roles, activities, and relationships.

NWS Strategic Plan

The NWS Strategic Plan for 2005-2010 lays out the path we will take to accomplish our mission, advance our vision, and integrate our core values throughout NWS.

The theme of this plan, "Working Together to Save Lives," reflects our commitment to work with all of our partners to provide the services America needs. The plan conforms to the substance and structure of NOAA's Strategic Plan. In writing the plan, we considered all the input stakeholders provided at NOAA-sponsored meetings and comments received on the public draft version.

NWS Strategic Plan for 2005-2010: Working Together to Save Lives

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An archive of NWS strategic plans, as well as other NOAA line office plans, is available at the following link:

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NWS Strategic Planning and Policy
1325 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
Phone: (301) 713-0258; Fax: (301) 713-1239

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Strategic Planning and Policy Office
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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