Interview with Joseph Klimavicz, CIO, NOAA

Submitted by master on Sun, 09/01/2013

Mr. Joseph F. Klimavicz was named National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications in January 2007. 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. Klimavicz 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 also serves as the Department of Commerce Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information (SAOGI), and as the Senior Executive responsible for the Department's use of the radio frequency spectrum. He previously served in the Department of Defense (DOD) as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy CIO, and as the DOD SAOGI.