NOAA Corporate Finance and
Administrative Services Offices


Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides comprehensive, NOAA-wide technical, programmatic guidance and staff support to the Office of the Under Secretary in the areas of

NOAA Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves as the principal financial manager for an organization whose appropriated resources approach nearly $4 billion and whose recorded capital asset value exceeds $5 billion. The CFO's Office has the responsibility under the CFO act to provide the leadership necessary for NOAA to obtain a yearly-unqualified opinion in the audit of its consolidated financial statements. The areas under the direction of the CFO are the Budget and Finance Offices.

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

The NOAA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is responsible to ensure NOAA's programs make full and appropriate use of information technology. The NOAA OCIO oversees the expenditure of approximately $600 million each year in information technology (IT) spending alone - computer hardware, software, services, networking, and telecommunications.

Acquisition and Grants Office

The Acquisition and Grants Office provide financial assistance and acquire supplies and services, compliant with public policy, on time, and at the best value.

Workforce Management Office (WFMO)

The WFMO provides NOAA-wide leadership to workforce management functions including strategic human capital planning, labor-management, about labor relations, employee relations, performance management, and incentive awards, executive resources, distance learning, leadership development, training and career development, and human resources data management and automation initiatives.