Mark DeMulder

Director - National Geospatial Program

United States Geological Survey

Mark DeMulder is the Director of the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS), National Geospatial Program, spanning the bureau’s topographic mapping and digital data programs. Prior to his return to the USGS in 2008, he served as Deputy Director, Office of the Chief Architect, at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where he directed enterprise level architecture and engineering strategies within the National System for Geospatial Intelligence and the NGA corporate enterprise. Earlier career expertise in geospatial science and national mapping issues include Chief of the Data Policy and Standards Branch in the National Mapping Division of the USGS and where he was the driving force leading the initial design and implementation of The National Map. Preceding experience includes Chief of the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Threat Analysis Center’s Photogrammetry Branch, and as an Imagery Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Air Force. Mark holds a B.A. Degree from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. Degree from George Mason University, both in Geography. He also is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Federal Executive Institute. He has completed the Department of the Interior’s Senior Executive Service Career Development Program. Career highlights include the Open Geospatial Consortium’s Vision Award for his work to advance the international geospatial community, the Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Science at George Mason University, and selection by the U.S. Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to serve as President of the U.S. National Section to the Pan American Institute of Geography and History, a specialized organization of the OAS. Mark resides in Springfield, Virginia, with his family. His primary interest outside of work and family is in classical guitar music, which he does his best to play.