Stephen Lowe

Stephen Lowe

Geospatial Information Officer

USDA

Stephen Lowe is the U.S. Department of Agriculture Geospatial Information Officer. The scope of this senior leadership role includes enterprise-wide geospatial data and geographic information systems innovation, strategy, architecture integration, and tactical implementation. He works with agencies to ensure new and existing assets are fully optimized, geospatial business requirements are efficiently addressed, and future needs anticipated and resources are planned. As Director for the Enterprise Geospatial Management Office (EGMO), located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), he leads enterprise geospatial data and GIS technology portfolio management and governance activities. In collaboration with agencies and other agricultural stakeholders, EGMO initiatives grow the value of spatial solutions and connect the geospatial capabilities, competencies, and network of practitioners empowering USDA Department decision-makers. This role increases operational capacity to solve complex public policy and administration problems through the place-based business model, which results in maximum benefit to citizens. Mr. Lowe has 21 years of federal government business and technology transformation experience. He also completed two details supporting the Whitehouse Executive Office of the President and served as Senior Solutions Architect for Enterprise Innovation and Strategy with SRA International. Mr. Lowe holds graduate degrees in the Management of Information Technology from University of Virginia and in Public Administration from Virginia Tech, as well as the bachelor of Political Science from James Madison University. He is a doctoral candidate at Glasgow University, Scotland UK, researching the use of deliberate and emergent organization design to promote strategic change.