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Anne Castle

Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior
Chair, FGDC Steering Committee


Ms. Anne Castle, confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in June 2009, is responsible for overseeing water and science policy for the Department of the Interior (DOI), specifically through oversight of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition to her leadership on water issues, Ms. Castle has been a champion of the National Land Imaging Program. Prior to joining the DOI, Ms. Castle practiced law for 28 years in Denver, Colorado, focusing on water issues. She received a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics, with honors, from the University of Colorado and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Colorado.

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Dominic Sale

Acting Deputy Director, Office of E-Government and Information Technology
Office of Management and Budget
Vice Chair, FGDC Steering Committee


Mr. Dominic Sale joined the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of E-Government and Information Technology in 2008, working with portfolio management in support of several governmentwide information technology initiatives. Mr. Sale began his Federal career at the Department of Transportation in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Preceding this, he managed enterprise architecture, capital planning, and security initiatives for various Federal agencies as a contractor for BAE Systems and BearingPoint. Mr. Sale earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.

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Karen Siderelis

Geographic Information Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior
Acting Chair, FGDC Executive Committee


Ms. Karen Siderelis became the first Geographic Information Officer for the Department of the Interior when she was appointed to the position in September 2008. She previously served as Associate Director for Geospatial Information and Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Geological Survey. Before that, she was Director of the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. Ms. Siderelis earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia.

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Ivan DeLoatch

Executive Director
Federal Geographic Data Committee


Mr. Ivan DeLoatch has served as the Executive Director of the FGDC for the past eight years. Previously he served as Chief of the Data Acquisition Branch in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Information. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Bowie State University.



FGDC Executive Committee


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Daniel Cotter

Chief Technology Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Daniel Cotter is responsible for the Department of Homeland Security’s enterprise architecture, enterprise data management, and geospatial programs. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University and a master of science degree in geospatial and cartographic sciences from George Mason University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Adrian Gardner

Chief Information Officer, Goddard Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Mr. Adrian Gardner came to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from the National Weather Service where he had served as Chief Information Officer since January 2007. Mr. Gardner completed a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Southern California School of Public Policy and Planning. He also holds a master of science degree in environmental studies from Hood College and a bachelor of science degree in biological science and ecology from the Tuskegee Institute.


Jerry Johnston

Geographic Information Officer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Prior to joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2005, Dr. Jerry Johnston conducted research on complex environmental systems modeling and served as the project manager for numerous geospatial projects in the private sector. He holds a master’s degree and doctorate in environmental science from Indiana University, Bloomington, as well as a bachelor of science degree in environmental science from Michigan State University. He currently serves as Vice Chair for the National Geospatial Advisory Committee.

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Joseph Klimavicz

Chief Information Officer and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce


Mr. Joseph Klimavicz previously served at the U.S. Department of Defense as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Deputy Chief Information Officer. He received a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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James Kwolek

Geospatial Information Executive and Director, Office of IT Strategic Planning and Policy
Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


Prior to his current assignment, Mr. James Kwolek was the Functional Executive in the Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In 2010 he served as the Associate Deputy Director of Mission Management at the National Counterterrorism Center. He began his career with the Defense Mapping Agency. Mr. Kwolek completed a master of science in technology management from the University of Maryland and received a bachelor of science in geography/cartography from Penn State University.

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Stephen Lowe

Associate Chief Information Officer for Technology Planning, Architecture, and E-Government
U.S. Department of Agriculture


Mr. Stephen Lowe holds graduate degrees in management of information technology from the University of Virginia and in public administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from James Madison University.



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