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What we do

NOAALink’s principle purpose is to improve IT acquisition practices across NOAA. NOAALink aims to establish enterprise-wide solutions, standardize common IT products and services, and leverage purchasing power. In doing so, NOAALink strives to recognize the most significant cost advantages possible.

Processing IT requirements for every line and staff office across the organization, gives us valuable insight, and provides an ideal opportunity to align IT investments. The NOAALink team closely assesses each and every requirement, and makes thoughtful recommendations that best serve your IT needs. Important items of consideration include time constraints, infrastructure applicability, and the likelihood of enterprise consolidation.


Who we are

The NOAALink Program Office is led by:

Mario A. Lopez
Program Director
The Program Director manages the overall direction of NOAALink, overseeing all projects within the NOAALink PO. By ensuring sound assessments are made within the PO, the director supports the efforts toward continuous improvement of NOAA’s acquisition strategy. In doing so, the director guides NOAALink toward its main goal of delivering cost-effective enterprise-wide IT solutions.

The NOAALink Program Office is supported by:

Victoria Mason, MBA, FAC-COR III, Master's Certificate in Project Management, PMP
COR and IT Program Manager (
Liaison Officer for National Environmental Satellite, Data & Information Service (NESDIS), OCIO Homeland Security Program Office, and OCIO Service Delivery Division

Tracey McCray, FAC-COR III
Liaison Officer for Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR), OCIO Resource Management Division, and OCIO High Performance Computing Division

Cindy Diehl, FAC-COR III
COR and IT Program Manager (
Liaison Officer for National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), OCIO Cyber Security Division, and OCIO Enterprise Architecture Division

Marquita Adams, FAC-COR III, MPA
Liaison Officer for National Ocean Service (NOS) and OCIO Governance and Portfolio Division

Debi Kessler-Smith, FAC-COR III
Liaison Officer for Office of Marine & Aviation Operations (OMAO)

Lenear Bassett-King, FAC-COR II/III, MSM Contracting and Procurement, Master's Certificate in IT Project Management, CFCM, PMP

Kolandavel Ramasamy, FAC-COR III, FAC-P/PM III, PMP, ITIL
COR and IT Program Manager (
Liaison Officer for National Weather Service (NWS)

IT Program Manager (

Errin Holmes, FAC-COR I
Program Analyst (

Doris Felton
Program Analyst (


NOAALink Liaisons

NOAA Line and Staff Offices have liaisons assigned to interface regularly with the NOAALink program. Liaisons are subject matter experts (SMEs) who assist customers and Task Managers with NOAALink guidelines, policies, and procedures. Liaisons also serve as the main communications avenue for the offices to convey concerns and provide insight into program plans. Liaisons and the offices they represent are:

Parmesh Dwivedi, Tamara Wood – National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
Dennis Taylor – National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Georgeann White – National Ocean Service (NOS)
Lucjan Haber – National Weather Service (NWS)
Dena Grose – Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
TBD – Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO)


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