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Emily M. Fort

Emily Fort is the Deputy Senior Administrator of the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC).

Emily Fort is the Deputy Senior Administrator of the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC), headquartered in Reston, Virginia. In this role, Emily is responsible for operations of the CASC network and science leadership. Prior to this role, Emily served as the national coordinator for communications, data management, and information technology activities for the CASC network since the early days of the CASCs in 2010. In that role, Emily developed data management policies and processes that responded to the growing program’s needs and built science communications capacity for the CASC network that supported new and innovative ways of sharing CASC-led science. 

Before coming to the USGS, Emily was the Program Manager for federal collaboration initiatives in the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Budget System Branch. At OMB, Emily led the development of the MAX Federal Community and served as a leader in the Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business. Prior to OMB, Emily served as a program analyst for the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she conducted data management and analyses for NSF. Emily began her career with Project Performance Corporation (PPC), an environmental and IT consulting firm, supporting the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and their strategic planning and budgeting efforts. Emily received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and a Master’s Degree in Health Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Physics from Guilford College.