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Darrin Moore

Deputy Director

Darrin Moore joined NOAA in 2018 as a contracting specialist and became a contracting officer in 2019 in support of OAR. Prior to his working with NOAA, he was a civilian contracting specialist with the United States Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base. Switching gears from contracting to the program side, Darrin joined UxSRTO in 2023 as Deputy Director.

For 30 years, Darrin owned a small business in his hometown of Norman, OK, but decided to pursue a civil service position in 2016 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Ethics and Religion/Philosophy with a minor in Non-Profit Management and Political Science. He has fully embraced the concept of “One Team” and loves not only learning about the NOAA Missions, but providing any acquisition assistance possible. As recognition for outstanding assistance, Darrin received the 2022 Department of Commerce Gold Medal as a member of the Uncrewed Surface Vehicle Hurricane Research Team. In addition, as a part of the EcoFOCI/NOAA Arctic Research Cruise Team, he won an Administrator’s Award for exceptional effort.

Darrin has led several innovative contracting efforts, including a revamp of support for IT efforts at NSSL and NWAVE, as well as creating a suite of multiple award contracts to provide vessel charter services in Alaska. He will continue providing these creative solutions and relentless support to the exciting UxSRTO mission.

Darrin now lives in Longmont, CO with his family and enjoys pursuing gravel cycling, hiking, and cooking Texas-style barbecue.