Earth EKG: Expanding Knowledge of the Globe
| Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher
Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
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Lautenbacher, Conrad. "Global Information for Sustainable Development." World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 3, 2002, http://www.noaa.gov/lautenbacher/wssd-gisd.htm.
Lautenbacher, Conrad. Keynote address, Managing Our Nation's Fisheries: Past, Present, and Future, Washington, D.C., November 13, 2003, http://www.noaa.gov/lautenbacher/managingfisheries.htm.
Lautenbacher, Conrad. "Ocean Science and Technology in the 21st Century: Federal Agency Perspective." Address, Oceans 2003 Conference, San Diego, Calif., September 25, 2003, http://www.noaa.gov/lautenbacher/oceans2003.htm.
Lautenbacher, Conrad. "Progress Towards a Coordinated Earth Observation System." Address, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, June 26, 2003, http://www.noaa.gov/lautenbacher/ioc-paris.htm.
Lautenbacher, Conrad. "Taking Nature's Pulse—All Over the Globe." Marine Technology Society Journal 37, no. 3 (Fall 2003).
Lautenbacher, Conrad. "Views on the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Initiative." 4th GMES Forum, Baveno, Italy, November 26, 2003, http://www.noaa.gov/lautenbacher/gmes.htm.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennslvania., and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of '64), Vice Admiral Lautenbacher has served in a broad range of operational, command and staff billets. Operational tours include Division Officer in USS Wasp (CVS-18), and USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7), a second tour on the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) as Department Head, and Executive Officer of USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22). Areas of expertise include Anti-submarine Warfare, Anti-air Warfare, and Naval Surface Fire Support, with expertise gained during a number of deployments to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
Command experience includes tours as Commanding Officer of USS Hewitt (DD-966), Commander Naval Station Norfolk, Commander of Cruiser-Destroyer Group Five with additional duties as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Riyadh, during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, where he was in charge of Navy
planning and participation in the air campaign. As Commander U.S. Third Fleet, he introduced Joint training to the Pacific with the initiation of the first West Coast Joint Task Force Training Exercises (JTFEXs). A leader in the introduction of
cutting edge information technology, he pioneered the use of information technology to mount large-scale operations using sea based command and control. He was the architect of the USS Corondo transformation to a prototype Joint Command and
Control ship (JCC), a founding father of the current Fleet Battle Experiment
program, and originator of the Sea Based Battle Laboratory concept for significantly reducing the time to move technology to the fleet.
Staff duties include higher education as well as significant assignments in senior management. Vice Admiral Lautenbacher attended Harvard University receiving M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics. He was selected as a Federal Executive Fellow and served at the Brookings Institution. He served as a guest lecturer on numerous occasions at the Naval War College, the Army War College, the
Air War College, The Fletcher School of Diplomacy, and the components of the National Defense University.
As a Cost Analyst in OSD Systems Analysis, he became an expert in building cost estimating models for major acquisition programs with specialization in aircraft R&D and procurement. He was one of the original members of the Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) independent cost estimating effort. As Assistant for Strategy with the CNO Executive Panel, and Program Planning Branch Head in the Navy Program Planning Directorate, he continued to hone his analytic skills resulting in designation as a specialist both in Operations Analysis and Financial Management.
As a Flag Officer he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Management/Inspector General on the staff of Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Director of Force Structure, Resources, and Assessments (J-8) on the Joint Staff, where he contributed to the development of the Base Force and was a prime architect of the Bottom Up Review military force structure. He also served as Director, Office of Program Appraisal, on the Staff of the Secretary of the Navy and his last assignment on active duty was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Warfare Requirements and Assessments) personally responsible for developing the Navy Future (five) Years Program and $80B annual budget. These positions resulted in the development of significant expertise in federal government processes within both the executive and legislative branches.
After transitioning to the civilian sector, he formed his own management consultant business, and worked principally for Technology, Strategies & Alliances Inc. He was President and CEO of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) before joining NOAA Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. This not-for-profit organization has a membership of 65 institutions of higher learning, and a mission to increase basic knowledge and public support across the spectrum
of ocean sciences.