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NWS Headquarters Organization and Structure

Office of the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services

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Dr. John "Jack" L. Hayes
NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Director National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


"NOAA's National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community."


National Weather Service Headquarters Structure

Assistant Administrator's Staff Offices

 Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer [W/CFO] - Obtains and manages NWS financial, human, and physical resources

 Office of the Chief Information Officer [W/CIO] - Develops Information Technology (IT) policies, standards, and guidelines

Headquarters Offices

 Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services [W/OS] - Directs, plans, and establishes policies and procedures for weather, water, and climate warning and forecast services

 Office of Science & Technology [W/OST] - Overall responsibility for science and technology plans, programs, and development activities

 Office of Hydrologic Development [W/OHD] - Directs hydrologic development, including funding resources, administration, and program direction

 Office of Operational Systems [W/OPS] - Manages systems, engineering software management, facilities, communications, and logistical services


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