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Heavy Rainfall and Severe Thunderstorms Possible Across the Central U.S.; Hurricane Lane Continues Westward Across the Central Pacific

An area of low pressure moving across the Central U.S. will continue to bring heavy rainfall and flash flooding across parts of that region, along with the threat for severe thunderstorms through this evening. Meanwhile, swells from Hurricane Lane are reaching parts of Hawaii today, with some additional impacts possible later this week, depending on the storm's track. 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