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Heavy rain and severe weather will exacerbate ongoing flooding in the central and southern U.S.

Additional heavy rain will increase the threat of flooding in the central and southern U.S. this weekend. There is a High Risk of excessive rainfall for parts of ArkLaTex, as well as the Mid-Mississippi and Lower Ohio River Valleys on Saturday. Severe thunderstorms, some of which could include significant tornadoes and very large hail, are also possible on Saturday for much of the same area. 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