Warren Hall has been named chief financial
officer/chief administrative officer for the National
Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
, an
agency of the Commerce Department’s
National Oceanic and Atmospheric

NESDIS, the world’s largest civil operational,
environmental space organization, operates the nation’s civil
and military environmental satellites, as well as three data
centers. It manages the world’s largest collection of atmospheric,
geophysical, and oceanographic data. The agency, headquartered
in Silver Spring, Md., has facilities in Suitland, Md.; Wallops,
Va.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Asheville, N.C.; and Boulder, Colo. It
has a workforce of 1,350 and a current budget of $650 million.
Hall is the senior advisor to NESDIS top management officials
in the development of strategies to acquire and deploy resources
in support of the overall agency mission.

"I am honored to be selected for this
position," Hall said. "I am looking forward with great
enthusiasm to the opportunity of working with this dynamic organization
to deliver the best products to support our mission and the American
people. I am glad to have the opportunity to work with the fine
team of financial professionals at NOAA and the Department of

Hall comes to NOAA from the Pentagon, where
he was assistant deputy comptroller for the under secretary of
defense. He was responsible for overseeing the operation of 100
senior analysts and members of the Senior Executive Service.
Hall was with the Defense Comptroller’s staff for 18 years. Before
that, he served with the Office of the Navy Comptroller.

Hall holds a master’s degree in economics
from the State
University of New York
at Albany. He lives in Kensington,
Md., with his wife, Susan. He has two children, Adam (29) and
Joshua (26), and one grandson, Joey (3).

More information on NESDIS can be found
at: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov