NOAA and their involvement with Titanic

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I do have a feeling the Titanic will be under the watchful eye of NOAA for some time-
I have a rather general question about NOAA- Are they concidered a part of the US military? They are certianly not a civilian outfit- Perhaps they are part of the Navy or Coast Guard? I am curious if the Noaa people involved with overseeing the Titanic are in house NOAA officers, or if NOAA hires outside contractors, such as scientists archaeologists and historians. I met Capt McClain back in 2000- very nice chap...
It 38, methinks im a bit long in to tooth to join NOAA, but someday as an outside contratctor...who knows....
I do want to work with the Titanic again at some point...
 
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Thanks for the correction Mark-
curious though NOAA officers seem to have a Navy style rank structure ...
If I were 20 years younger I'd join thier ranks- but pushing 40 makes me too old..ah well....