Our Vision

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OCAO) provides oversight, technical expertise & critical support services for the stewardship of NOAA's assets & infrastructure. The office is committed to quality, integrity and excellence in the support of our customers and the well-being of our employees.

SSMC Campus
The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
  • Provides executive leadership and direction for the agency. 
  • Coordinates activities and communications across Line and Staff Offices.
  • Manages official correspondence, scheduling, and inter-agency information for the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Establishes and monitors implementation of Agency and Departmental policies and procedures for administrative functions affecting program processes in NOAA's operating units.
  • Coordinates implementation of government-wide, Agency and Departmental management initiatives, and
  • Manages the agency's headquarter offices located in Silver Spring, MD