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Severe Thunderstorm and Heavy Rain Threat Along the East Coast

Severe thunderstorms capable of widespread damaging winds and a few tornadoes will shift across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast states today and tonight. Heavy rainfall and a risk of flash flooding is also present as tropical moisture streams north along the East Coast. The highest threat exists from the Carolinas into New England. Read More >

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (W/CFO) /
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

John Potts

CFO/CAO

John Potts
john.potts@noaa.gov
301-427-6911
Marie Lovern Deputy CFO/CAO Leslie Rivas CFO Support Specialist
  • The Office of the CFO/CAO, headed by the NWS's Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, obtains and manages financial, human, physical, and information resources to enable the NWS to fulfill its mission.

  • The Office serves as the primary channel of communications and coordination with NWS headquarters offices and regions for all NWS management activities, and establishes priorities and requirements for those activities.

  • The Office leads formulation and execution of the NWS annual budget; allocates and provides accounting for the resources necessary to support the offices and regions; develops and implements a program for business process improvement; and, develops and manages the implementation NWS-wide human resources, labor-management, and organizational development policies and practices.

  • The Office also provides systems support for office automation, financial, and administrative systems.

  • The Office also provides miscellaneous administrative support activities to NWS headquarters and other NWS elements located in the Washington, D.C. metro area as needed.

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
/ Chief Administrative Officer
Organization Chart

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Organization Chart: Two tier organization chart.  One box in the first tier: CFO Director's Office.  Two boxes in the second tier, all directly subordinate to the CFO Director's Office:  First box - Budget Formulation and Execution Division, Second box: Management and Organization DivisionBudget Formulation & Execution Division Management & Organization Division