Joseph F (Joe) Klimavicz, ME

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Joe Klimavicz (1, 2, 3) is Chief Information Officer and Director for High Performance Computing and Communication for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland. In this position since January 2007, he is responsible for implementing the Clinger-Cohen Act, Federal Information Security Management Act, and other statutory requirements regarding the acquisition, management, and use of NOAA's information and information technology resources, including 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, and he serves as the United States Department of Commerce Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information. Previously he served in the United States Department of Defense as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy Chief Information Officer, and as the DOD Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information. Mr. Klimavicz began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency as an imagery scientist, developing photogrammetric mathematical models in the National Photographic Interpretation Center, and subsequently, served in line management positions within the CIA and the DOD; leading the development of information technology investment plans, and managing information technology acquisitions and operations. Mr. Klimavicz has BS (1983) and ME (1988) degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Major areas of study included geodesy, photogrammetry, and imaging systems. He and his wife Brenda have three daughters.

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