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NOAA is in the news for being among the leaders in federal government for Shared Services, and to use the cloud, such as migrating to Google Apps for Government, and switching to Apple iPhones from RIM

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Date IT News Headlines Source Description
May 6, 2015 NOAA Launches Big Data Project Datanami A big data project launched by the U.S. Commerce Department brings together major cloud analytics vendors and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop infrastructure needed to access the more than 20 terabytes of satellite weather data generated each day.
April 21, 2015 Big Data in Government "Progress & Best Practices" 2015 Federal News Radio 1500AM With CIO Zach Goldstein, the forum discusses updates & progress, profiles, stories, and priorities in Big Data in Government.
Mar 19, 2014 White House Brings Together Big Data & Climate Change Climate Central This is part of a broader Climate Data Initiative to make climate data easily available to the public.
Sep 1, 2013 Interview with Joseph Klimavicz, CIO, NOAA [VIDEO] GovernmentCIOmagazine.com Video interview with Joe Klimavicz, By William Giandoni
Aug 20, 2013 NOAA: From BlackBerry to iPhones, Androids and (maybe) BYOD GCN One of the greatest limitations is that, at least in the early stages of its mobile device transition, NOAA is primarily an Apple shop, with about 2,200 iPhones and only about 50 Android devices.
Jul 30, 2013 BOLD AWARDS: A DOZEN AGENCIES PRODUCED 19 FINALISTS FOR TECH INNOVATION AWARDS Nextgov NOAA employees earned two out of the 19 finalist for BOLD Awards from Nextgov editorial staff, from out of more than 180 nominations. The honors recognize federal employees who have taken risks to implement innovative programs that make government more effective. For Mike Gerber, a NOAA NWS meteorologist, who with his team developed the HazCollect-Extended system, which pushes geo-targeted alerts to cellphone users. For David Wiley, with team at NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, to produce Whale Alert, a mobile apps for marine conservation. 
Jul 29, 2013 NOAA's National Weather Service More Than Doubles Computing Capacity  HPC Wire The scientific data and insights that these newly upgraded supercomputers will provide are essential to help understand and manage the risks associated with extreme weather and water events.
Jul 29, 2013 NOAA's National Weather Service more than doubles computing capacity Primeur Weekly As the hurricane season ramps up, forecasters will be armed with an enhanced hurricane model that will improve track and intensity forecasts.
Jul 25, 2013 NOAA goes 'live' with new weather supercomputers Computerworld Hurricane model forecasting improvements will come immediately, thanks to two new 213 teraflop Linux-based systems.
Jul 23, 2013 The Positive Side Effects of Data Center Consolidation FedTech NOAA's High Performance Computing Data Center in Fairmont, W.Va... Agencies are finding that consolidation yields benefits such as improved security and disaster readiness.
Jul 11, 2013 China-sourcing rules for IT reappear in appropriations FCW Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA, the National Science Foundation and the departments of Commerce and Justice, included language in an funding bill that restricts acquiring IT systems that include components sourced to companies that are “owned, directed or subsidized” by the Chinese government. 
Jun 14, 2013  FEF Big Data Programs NOAA June 2013 (video) YouTube NOAA's Zach Goldstein on Impact with Programs with Big Data in Government-June 2013 (Federal Executive Forum Program on Federal News Radio)
May 30, 2013 For NOAA and the NWS, Big Data Is Saving Lives FedTech The devastating tornado in Moore, Okla., serves as a reminder that data, if collected and analyzed properly, can save lives. The process can be broken down into three steps: data collection, data analysis and data distribution.
Dec 21, 2012  NOAA's 10G network keeps the terabytes coming Government Computer News Big Data: N-Wave, a 10-gigabit Ethernet wide-area network, connects NOAA’s high-performance computing sites, data archives and researchers. N-Wave has the ability to scale to a 100-gigabit Ethernet as demand increases.
Dec 13, 2012 BYOD: Not so inevitable after all  FCW - The Business of Federal Technology With all the talk about how inevitable BYOD is, does allowing employees to use their own smart phones and tablet PCs at work benefit the agency?
Oct 29, 2012  Titan's Ready to Roll; ORNL supercomputer may become world's No. 1 KnoxNews.com It is Titan's time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the results could be breathtaking. Titan is ORNL's new Cray XK7 supercomputer...
Oct 16, 2012  GAEA goes Petascale National Climate-Computing Research Center Supercomputing: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and NOAA have completed upgrades to the latter’s climate research supercomputer, Gaea, allowing the agency to advance its climate modeling and improve our understanding of climate variability and change.
Oct 8, 2012 Is the cloud overhyped? Predicted savings hard to verify Federal Times One of the most attractive benefits of cloud computing can also be one of the hardest to prove: cost savings...
Jul 23, 2012 The Business of Government Hour - Broadcast: Joseph F. Klimavicz The IBM Center  Mr. Klimavicz is responsible for implementing statutory requirements regarding the acquisition, management, and use of NOAA's information and information technology resources. 
Jun 28, 2012 Is it too late to turn around Blackberry maker's fortunes? BBC News Research in Motion, the maker of the Blackberry, is going through the toughest period in its history, as NOAA defects. 
Jun 4, 2012 VIDEO: NOAA CIO JOE KLIMAVICZ Nextgov Joe Klimavicz, CIO at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration, says challenges in moving to the cloud range from managing sensitive data to changing the skill sets of federal IT workers. 
Apr 23, 2012 Shared services is new 'default' for federal CIOs  1500 AM FederalNewsRadio.com Joe Klimavicz, NOAA CIO, in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. 
Apr 9, 2012 Finding the hidden value in shared IT services Federal Computer Week Technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing and continuous monitoring have helped provide ubiquitous access to shared IT services... 
Apr 1, 2012 Learning to Share Government CIO  Early on NOAA recognized and pursued the opportunity to reduce cost and improve services because the agency’s budget has always been tight and its IT is decentralized and vast.  
Feb 13, 2012 U.S. Government’s NOAA to Replace BlackBerrys With IPhones Bloomberg Business Week Research In Motion Ltd. was dealt another setback as NOAA said it would supply employees with iPhones, the latest organization to drop the BlackBerry. 
Apr 6, 2011  NOAA CIO Tackles Big Data InformationWeek Government Immediately after the 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, NOAA, using real-time data from ocean sensors, generated computer models of the tsunami to follow.