NOAA generates tens of terabytes of data daily from various sources. While this data is publicly available, these data can be difficult to download and analyze. NOAA's Big Data Project (BDP) was created to explore the potential benefits of storing copies of some key observations and model outputs to the Cloud to allow users to access and analyze these data without requiring further data distribution. This approach could create new lines of business and economic growth while making data more accessible to users. This project combines NOAA's collection of high quality environmental data, the vast infrastructure and scalable computing capabilities of NOAA's industry partners and the innovative energy of the American economy. This town hall will feature the Big Data Project staff, collaborators and others who will share their successes and their lessons learned.