Branch Chief, NOAA Enterprise Networking
Robert Sears is the director of N-Wave, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Enterprise Network program. N-Wave operates within the NOAA Office of the Chief Information Officer to align and execute on NOAA's strategic plan for network transport and optimization. It offers a diverse portfolio of enterprise networking services, including a NOAA operated and managed national and international wide area network, NOAA Trusted Internet Connection Access Points, and multiple nation-wide NOAA campus networks. Through these services, N-Wave supports critical operations and research missions, enabling NOAA’s mission of science, stewardship and service through highly available, secure, high-speed network transport and services.