The U.S. Geological Survey announced the selection of Michael Tischler to the position of the Director, National Geospatial Program (NGP), wef April 6. "We are excited to have Mike to be part of the USGS mapping and geospatial community.Mike has the background, insight, and energy to move the Program boldly into the future while still respecting the agency’s legacy for mapping excellence,” said Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director for Core Science Systems.
Mike’s many accomplishments include managing the research for a $30 million broad-based research portfolio with both domestic and international applications. In his most recent role as Associate Technical Director, he defined cutting edge research projects that affect the direction of geospatial science and how geospatial data is used throughout the U.S. Army.
“Being selected to direct the National Geospatial Program is a tremendous honour, and I am both proud and humbled to join the USGS family in this role,” said Tischler. The NGP is the largest single programme within the CSS and provides leadership for USGS geospatial coordination, production and service activities.