[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64327-64328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26878]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

[Docket No: 111003608-1608-01]


Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Draft Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA), Department of Department 
of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that OAR's draft Strategic Plan (FY12-
18) is available for public review and comment. The draft incorporates 
OAR's mission and vision, and characterizes its goals and objectives 
over the next six years. These goals and objectives will provide 
guidance and strategic direction for program and laboratory planning.

DATES: Public comments are due by 5 p.m., EST, November 11, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Public comments must be submitted to OAR.Plan@noaa.gov.
    The draft document can be found electronically at: http://www.oar.noaa.gov/aboutus/strategic.html. Those without computer access 
can call 301-734-1048 to request a copy of the draft strategic plan and 
instructions for returning written comments by U.S. Postal Service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The NOAA Strategic Planning Team at 
OAR.Plan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
completed its Next Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP) in December of 
2010. The NGSP outlines NOAA's long-term goals and objectives. The 
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, one of five Line Offices 
within NOAA, has developed its strategic plan in line with the NGSP to 
ensure the success of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
    The strategic plan describes OAR's long-term goals along with 
specific objectives that will be pursued over the

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next five years. Each objective will be pursued and evaluated against 
outcome-oriented performance measures to determine level of progress. 
The plan emphasizes OAR core competencies and encourages the pursuit of 
pre-eminent research and science integrity. Ultimately, this plan 
provides the framework that OAR will use to deliver significant 
benefits to society while working to advance NOAA's mission of science, 
service, and stewardship.

    Dated: October 12, 2011.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-26878 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]
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