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Strategic Plan Structure
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The Department of Commerce's three strategic themes are:
- Build for the future and promote U.S. competitiveness in the global
marketplace, by strengthening and safeguarding the Nation's economic infrastructure;
- Keep America competitive with cutting-edge science and technology and
an unrivaled information base;
- Provide effective management and stewardship of our Nation's resources
and assets to ensure sustainable economic opportunities.
The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve
and manage the nation's coastal and marine resources to ensure sustainable
economic opportunities. NOAA conducts research to develop new technologies,
improve operations, and supply the scientific basis for managing natural
resources and solving environmental problems. NOAA's comprehensive system
for acquiring observations--from satellites and radars to ships and submersibles--provides
the quality data and information needed for the safe conduct of daily life
and the basic functioning of a modern society. Common end products and services
include weather warnings and forecasts, climate observations and predictions,
environmental technologies, marine fisheries statistics, nautical charts,
assessments of environmental changes, and hazardous materials response information.
These capabilities, products and services support the domestic security
and global competitiveness of the United States, and affect the lives of
nearly every citizen every day.