FAQs and Points of Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions Our Answers
I have a suggestion, comment, or question about weather - forecasts or extreme weather events, etc.

We forward weather-related questions to the NOAA National Weather Service, at

I would like a copy of NOAA organization charts.

The NOAA OCIO organization chart is at http://cio.noaa.gov/about_cio.html.

NOAA is a large and diverse organization in about 600 locations. From the NOAA home page, at www.noaa.gov, you can navigate to NOAA organizations, at http://www.noaa.gov/organizations.html. Though, no single page has all the org charts. Each organization typically has an "About" page, where you will find the organization chart for that given office. Here are some org chart examples:

I would like to use an image from your website, in a technical paper or publication... If permission is required, I would be obliged if you would provide it.

The US Government does not copyright its products, so permission to use does not have to be requested. However, we request that NOAA be given credit as the source of imagery or other unaltered information products we generate. In addition, if the image includes a Google Map, kindly retain the Google logo as part of the mapping image, per their Terms of Service with the US Government. See also the National Weather Service statements on usage at http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.

I would like to learn more about the NOAALink Program.

Please visit the NOAALink website at www.cio.noaa.gov/NOAALink/index.html. If you have any questions about the program, contact NOAALink.Help@noaa.gov.


OCIO Management Contacts

Employee Name Title Office Phone Email Address
Baczkowski, Joseph P. CDR ACIO, OMAO 301-713-7637 Joseph.Baczkowski@noaa.gov
Goldstein, Zach CIO, HPCC Director 301-713-9600 Zachary.Goldstein@noaa.gov
Graff, Mark NOAA Privacy Officer 301-628-5658 Mark.Graff@noaa.gov
Indiviglio, Frank Acting Deputy Director High Performance Computing and Communications 301-628-5722 Frank.Indiviglio@noaa.gov
Jones, James Acting, Director Cyber Security Division   James.Jones@noaa.gov
Kearns, Ed Director, Chief Data Officer 828-350-2410 Ed.Kearns@noaa.gov
LaVoi, Tony Geospatial Information Officer 843-834-3516 Tony.Lavoi@noaa.gov
Layton, Dave Chief Enterprise Architect 301-628-5687 David.Layton@noaa.gov
Lopez, Mario Director NOAALink Program Office 301-628-5712 Mario.Lopez@noaa.gov
Lynch, Anne CAPT Director Homeland Security Office 301-628-5654 Anne.Lynch@noaa.gov
Madden, Ann Action Control Specialist 301-713-9600 Ann.Madden@noaa.gov
Mentzer, Jim Director Radio Frequency Management 301-628-5649 JMentzer@doc.gov
Michael, Tejuana Director Resource Management Division 301-628-5902 Tejuana.Michael@noaa.gov
Parker, Irene ACIO, NESDIS 301-713-9220 Irene.Parker@noaa.gov
Perry, Doug Deputy CIO 301-713-9600 Douglas.A.Perry@noaa.gov
Reed, Michelle Chief of Staff 301-628-5725 Michelle.Reed@noaa.gov
Shelton, Cameron Director Services Delivery Division 301-628-5721 Cameron.Shelton@noaa.gov
Swisher, Rob Director Governance and Portfolio Division 301-628-5755 Robert.Swisher@noaa.gov
Thomas, Lemuel ACIO, NOS 240-533-0830 Lemuel.Thomas@noaa.gov
Varghese, Roy ACIO, NMFS 301-427-8828 Roy.Varghese@noaa.gov
Varn, Richard ACIO, NWS 301-427-9027 Richard.Varn@noaa.gov
Warren, Jeremy ACIO, OAR 301-734-1110 Jeremy.Warren@noaa.gov