National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Gustavo Limon

Location: Silver Spring, MD
NOAA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) 
Cyber Security Division (CSD)

Job Title: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program Manager.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Certificate in Executive Management from the USDA Graduate School

Describe the career path that led you to your current job with the National Weather Service.

  • Software engineering to Project Management and Enterprise Systems

What do you do for the NWS?

  • I ensure Enterprise Systems connectivity and provide authentication of all NWS users. I also evaluate and implement Enterprise Systems and serve as the senior information technology expert to management and external agencies.

What was the most interesting, exciting, or impactful weather/water event you experienced while working for the NWS and why does it stand out?

  • Every event stands out when you know you work for the only agency whose mission is to protect the life and property of over 350 million Americans.

What made you decide to pursue a career with the NWS?

  • The mission

What do you like most about working for the NWS?

  • The always evolving challenges

What advice do you have for someone interested in a career with the NWS?

  • Learn when you can’t. Inspire and empower when you can.

What training or coursework would you recommend to someone interested in following your career path?

  • Train in multiple disciplines and learn to train others. Also, learn to inspire others to do the same.