Appendix A. FGDC Leadership Profiles


James E. Cason

Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
Chair, FGDC Steering Committee and Executive Committee


Since 2001, James E. Cason has served as Associate Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior. In March 2007, he was also tasked with fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. He is originally from Portland, Oregon, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pacific University.

Karen S. Evans

Administrator of Electronic Government and Information Technology
Office of Management and Budget
Vice Chair, FGDC Steering Committee and Executive Committee



Karen S. Evans previously served as Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University.

Ivan B. DeLoatch

Staff Director
Federal Geographic Data Committee



Ivan B. DeLoatch previously served as Chief of the Data Acquisition Branch in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Information. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bowie State University.



New FGDC Executive Committee


In fiscal year 2008, the FGDC Executive Committee was established as a component of the FGDC Steering Committee. In addition to Mr. Cason, FGDC Chair, and Ms. Evans, FGDC Vice Chair, who are profiled in the FGDC Leadership, the members of the Executive Committee are listed below.


Charles R. Christopherson, Jr.

Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Department of Agriculture



Before coming to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Charles R. Christopherson, Jr., was cofounder and President of CB Solutions LLC. He has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University, and a Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Washington.

Charles J. Gay

Deputy Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration



Charles J. Gay was previously Deputy Director of the Office of System Safety and Mission Assurance at Goddard Space Flight Center. Mr. Gay received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Maryland.

Joseph F. Klimavicz

Chief Information Officer and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce



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

Richard F. Mangogna

Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security



Richard F. Mangogna oversees the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s technology programs. Mr. Mangogna has taken extensive Continued Professional Development coursework at the Harvard Advanced Management Development Program, the Harvard Managing Computer Resource Program, the Dartmouth Senior Management Program, and IBM’s Systems Engineering Program.

Molly A. O'Neill

Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



Molly A. O'Neill is a member of the Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, where she currently serves as co-chair of the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee. She is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Steven P. Wallach

Technical Executive
U.S. Department of Defense



Steven P. Wallach serves on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Executive Committee. He holds a master’s degree in computer resources management from Webster University and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.


Main Report

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D