The information in this section supports NOAA's mission through Directives and Records Management, management of NOAA Committees established in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and overseeing NOAA's Directives Management System.

The Directives Management System provides a uniform way of issuing and maintaining NOAA's policies, responsibilities and procedures.

The NOAA Administrative Issuances (NAI) staff assists Line and Staff Offices develop NOAA Administrative Orders, Circulars, and Delegations of Authority; establishing and maintaining federal advisory committees; and, coordinating NOAA program activities relating to departmental delegations of Certifying Officer Authority.