National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a Washington, D.C.–based scientific and regulatory agency within the United States Department of Commerce, a United States federal government department. The agency... Wikipedia

  • Formed:  October 3, 1970
  • Preceding agencies:  United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Environmental Science Services Administration
  • Jurisdiction:  Federal government of the United States
  • Headquarters:  Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Employees:  321 NOAA Commissioned Corps (2018), 12,000 civilian employees (2021)
  • Annual budget:  $6.9 billion
  • executive:  Rick Spinrad, NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Parent agency:  US Department of Commerce
  • Child agencies:  National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Ocean Service, National Weather Service, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
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