Mr. Zachary G. Goldstein is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chief Information Officer and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications. In this position, he is responsible for implementing statutory requirements regarding the acquisition, management, and use of NOAA's information and information technology resources, to include NOAA's high performance computing and communications infrastructure. Mr. Goldstein is also responsible for NOAA’s Homeland Security Program to ensure business continuity in event of a terrorist attack, major disaster, or other emergency. He additionally serves as the Senior Executive responsible for the Department's use of the radio frequency spectrum. Mr. Goldstein was named NOAA CIO in January of 2015.
Mr. Goldstein joined NOAA in March 2005 as the CIO for the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, before he was named NOAA Deputy CIO in June 2011. He has over 25 years of experience in information resource management in the federal government and private sectors. He began his career with the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), performing management audits of government operations and leading evaluations of federal information systems management. Mr. Goldstein served in technical management roles with BDM International, Inc., concluding as the Vice President for System Engineering and Product Development. He then returned to the federal government, appointed as Director, Logistics Systems Modernization in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Before he joined NOAA, Mr. Goldstein was self-employed as an information technology management consultant to private and public sector organizations.
Mr. Goldstein received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York.
Mr. Goldstein lives in Virginia with his wife and their son.