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NOAA Administrator's Award
Overview: The NOAA Administrator's Award recognizes employees who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, skill, and ingenuity in their significant and innovative contributions that bring unusual credit to NOAA, the Department of Commerce, and the Federal Government as a whole.
Recipients by year
2021

Category/Organization

For establishment of groundbreaking IT security practices to allow the use of NOAA sensitive data to maximize the effectiveness of partner high-performance computing systems for the advancement of NOAA science.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021
John Brown

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2021

Category/Organization

2021 - GSL's modeling team for completion of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model project that improves forecasts and warnings for high-impact weather events. Curtis Alexander, David Dowell, Steve Weygandt, Terra Ladwig, Stan Benjamin, John Brown, Joe Olson, Ming Hu, Trevor Alcott, Dave Turner, Amanda Back, Jeff Duda, Guoqing Ge, Eric James, Haidao Lin, Hongli Wang, Ravan Ahmadov, Hanna Barnes, Siwei he, Jaymes Kenyon, Tanya Smirnova, Michael Toy, Jason English, Venita Hagerty, Jeff Hamilton, Brian Jamison, Bill Mononger, Randy Pierce, Molly Smith, Bonny Strong, Ed Szoke, Samuel Trahan.

2015

Category/Organization

Kevin Kelleher, John Schneider, and Greg Pratt for successfully transitioning the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System to operations within the NWS

2015
John P Schneider

Category/Organization

Kevin Kelleher, John Schneider, and Greg Pratt for successfully transitioning the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System to operations within the NWS

2015
Kevin Kelleher

Category/Organization

Kevin Kelleher, John Schneider, and Greg Pratt for successfully transitioning the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System to operations within the NWS

2014
Kevin Kelleher

Category/Organization

Kevin Kelleher for his help to establish the first systematic approach and consistent voice for advancing the testing capabilities at NOAA testbeds and proving grounds.

2011
Seth Gutman

Category/Organization

Seth Gutman for his long-term leadership in establishing a national ground-based GPS observing network for measuring and monitoring atmospheric water vapor.