Director's Message:

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the results of their investigation into the second cybersecurity incident that included compromised data from background investigation records of current, former and prospective Federal employees and contractors. In particular, we wanted to make all of CPC's customers aware of the following items reported on the OPM website:

  • "OPM and the interagency incident response team have concluded with high confidence that sensitive information, including the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of 21.5 million individuals, was stolen from the background investigation databases. This includes 19.7 million individuals that applied for a background investigation, and 1.8 million non-applicants, primarily spouses or co-habitants of applicants."
  • OPM will be providing a suite of comprehensive services in the coming weeks to those affected. You will receive a notice in the mail providing details on the incident and the services available to you at no cost for at least three (3) years such as: Full service identity restoration support and victim recovery assistance; Identity theft insurance; Identity monitoring for minor children; Continuous credit monitoring; and, Fraud monitoring services beyond credit files.
  • More information can be found on the OPM Website, we highly recommend that officers, retirees and their families keep watch and follow OPM's recommendations.

    CAPT Lawrence T. Krepp, NOAA
    Director, CPC

    On the Horizon

    27 July 2015 BOTC 126 Begins
    03 August 2015 Officer Assignment Board

    Approved Resignations, Separations and Retirements

    ENS Roxanne Carter 18 August 2015
    LTJG Jennifer Barre 21 August 2015
    LCDR Nicole Lambert 31 August 2015
    LCDR Erich Bohaboy 01 September 2015
    CDR Ricardo Ramos 01 September 2015
    CAPT Douglas Baird 01 October 2015
    LCDR Sarah Dunsford 01 October 2015

    The Uniform and Awards Board needs your help!

    The UAB is reviewing the approved uniforms in Chapter 12 of the NOAA Corps Directives and would like your feedback. The UAB wants to hear your thoughts! Please help us focus our efforts and ensure we get it right by sending any constructive commentsto LTJG Bart Buesseler ( by 31 July 2015.

    5 Things You Need To Know About The New CLC

    The new Commerce Learning Center (CLC) was released with less than 2 months to prepare and transition, a typical transition is over 12 months. There are issues, and OMAO is working with NOAA to resolve them as quickly as we can. Meanwhile, here are five things that will help when navigating the new CLC:

    1) The first stop for help with any functional issues is to click on the "floating green boxed question mark" on the right side of the page.

    2) Legacy transcripts are still being transitioned in a test environment. The process time to do this was under- estimated and the updated target date is the end of September before all records are transferred.

    3) The NOAA Corps Officer required Training for Promotion is under final review in the new CLC and should go live by July 31st. Please note that only the LTJG, LT, and/or LCDR curricula will show in your transcript in the new CLC. The individual courses will only be seen by looking at the curricula plan unless you take the course before you sign up for the curricula. Secondly, you will not be permitted to sign up for the next curricula until the previous level is completed i.e.; you cannot start the LT curricula until the LTJG is complete.

    4) Supervisors, name changes and account creation in the CLC are all dependent on your entry in the NOAA Staff Directory. Ensure your directory entry, and the entries of those who report to you, are correct in the NSD. Note: It can take up to 3 weeks for the NSD update to be loaded and verified in the CLC.

    5) Lastly, all individuals assigned to OMAO enter the new CLC on our custom home page. Officers assigned to other line offices will get the NOAA, or NWS homepages when they log-in. The NOAA and NWS has both added a drop down link “OMAO NOAA Corps Officers” in the “PROGRAMS” tabs on their pages.

    2015 IT Security Awareness Course - Deadline 31 Aug 2015

    As a reminder, all NOAA IT users are required to take the annual 2015 IT Security Awareness Course by the 31 August 2015 deadline. Failure to complete the training may result in deactivation ofyour user account, revocation of system access and NOAA IT equipment. Access to the course can be found at, more information was sent out to all NOAA IT users on 02 July 2015 from NOAA's Chief Information Officer.