AGO Mission/Vision

Vision:

To drive acquisition and financial assistance from service delivery to core competency, adding value to mission and fiduciary duty

Mission:

Provide financial assistance and acquire supplies and services, compliant with public policy, on time, and at the best value.

Guiding Principles:

In everything we do we will be guided by three principles – improved communication, improved cooperation, and an improved workforce.

Leadership:

It is the responsibility of our leaders and managers to provide our people an organization in which they are always able to perform with dignity and respect; with all of the tools and methods necessary to perform exceptionally well; and with the opportunity to regularly perform meaningful work.

Who We Are and What We Do:

The Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) provides acquisition and financial assistance services throughout NOAA.  The AGO Director is the NOAA Senior Bureau Procurement Official (SBPO).   AGO has a blended workforce of civil servants and contracted staff within three Acquisition Divisions, a Grants Management Division, a Policy and Oversight Division, and a Staff Services Management Division.  The  people of AGO are located to provide responsive client service, primarily  in Silver Spring, MD; Norfolk, VA; Kansas City, MO; Boulder, CO; and Seattle, WA.

Goals and Challenges:

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