Chief Scientist for Geography in the USGS
L. DeMulder is the Acting
Chief Scientist for Geography in the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS). He is
based in the USGS Headquarters in
. The USGS
serves the Department of the Interior and the Nation as
an independent science agency that collects, monitors, analyzes,
and provides scientific understanding about natural resource
conditions, issues, and problems.
The USGS is also the Nationís civilian mapping
agency and provides topographic maps and digital spatial data,
geographic research and applications, and land remote sensing
information to the
. Prior to this
assignment, Mr. DeMulder served as the Program
Coordinator for the Cooperative Topographic Mapping Program.
DeMulder received a Master of Science Degree from
, and a Bachelor or Arts Degree from the
, both in Geography.
He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Senior
Executive Fellows program and the Office of Personnel
Managementís Federal Executive Institute.
Prior to joining the USGS, he served 8 years as an active
duty Air Force Officer and also worked as a civilian for
the U.S. Army Intelligence Agency.