Thomas R (Tom) Armstrong, PhD

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Thomas R Armstrong
Office of Science and Technology Policy
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 250
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Tom Armstrong, an inactive AMS Member, is Director of National Coordination for the United States Global Change Research Program within the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a part of the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC. Dr. Armstrong also serves as the Vice Chair for Adaptation Science on the USGCRP Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Prior to joining OSTP in 2011, Dr. Armstrong served as the Senior Advisor for Climate Change for the United States Department of the Interior. Dr. Armstrong was a key figure in the implementation of Secretary Salazar's Executive Order on climate change (S.O. 3289), as well as in the development of the Department's climate change-related policies, organizational elements, and budget strategies. Dr. Armstrong also served as the Vice-Chair for Adaptation Science on the CENRS Subcommittee on Global Change and was the Principal for DOI to the United States Global Change Research Program. Some of his other responsibilities have included serving as the Senior Advisor for Global Change Program at the United States Geological Survey, the DOI lead for the World Climate Conference, the United States Head of Delegation for the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, Associate to the Chair for development of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites response to Global Climate Observing System Implementation Plan, a United States delegate for the United Nations Framework Council on Climate Change, advisor on DOI's International Polar Year activities, a DOI principal to the CEQ-OSTP-NOAA Climate Change Adaptation Taskforce, and as Chair of the Science Committee for the Department of the Interior's Climate Change Task Force. Dr. Armstrong has also participated in numerous testimonies and briefings to various Congressional Committees and high-level briefings for DOI at various international forums regarding climate change, adaptation and circum-Arctic activities.

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