Dr. Scott A. Hausman is the Deputy Director of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, the world's premier centers for climate data, dedicated to providing climatological services to every sector of the United States economy and to users world-wide. As such Dr. Hausman leads efforts to apply climate data in a variety of applications including agriculture, air quality, construction, education, energy, engineering, forestry, health, insurance, landscape design, livestock management, manufacturing, recreation and tourism, retailing, transportation, and water resources management among other areas. He is proud to note that NOAA data and products fulfill needs ranging from building codes to power plant and space shuttle design.
Dr. Hausman, who holds degrees from Texas A&M and Colorado State Universities, is experienced in numerical weather prediction, gaming technologies, satellite capabilities, among other areas. He oversees work with scientists and researchers world-wide to develop both national and global data sets that are useful to maximize the resources provided by our climate and minimize the risks of climate variability and weather extremes.
Dr. Hausman recently retired from the Air Force as the commander of the 14th Weather Squadron, which provides climatological support and services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and other federal agencies. He has commanded at the flight, detachment and squadron levels, and has held key staff positions as a Weather Support Officer to the Air Combat Command and Nuclear Battle staffs and as Chief of the Numerical Weather Models Branch at Air Force Weather Agency. Scott has received numerous awards for his leadership and technical skills. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M Unviersity, and is a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School and Air Command and Staff College. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force and Army Commendation Medals, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.