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Darcee Killpack

Darcee serves as the Deputy Associate Director for Core Science Systems Mission Area.

Darcee serves as the Deputy Associate Director for the Core Science Systems Mission Area within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Core Science System Mission Area (CSS) fulfills the role as the National Civilian Mapping Agency and is responsible for mapping the geologic, geographic, and land features of the United States. The CSS conducts detailed surveys and distributes high-quality and highly accurate topographic, geologic, hydrographic, and biogeographic maps and remotely sensed data to the public. As Deputy Associate Director, Darcee provides leadership for the science planning and direction of the Mission Area. Darcee also leads the development, management, and coordination of program activities which include the National Geospatial Program (NGP), the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP), the Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) Program, the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP), and the National Land Imaging Program. Darcee previously served as the Deputy Director of the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) providing senior level oversight for the Center including workforce planning and execution, administration and facilities support, labor-management relations, and training and communication. Before working for the USGS, Darcee also worked for the Department of the Interior National Park Service as the GIS Coordinator for the Intermountain Region, SWCA, Inc. as the GIS Director, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Services Center as the Geospatial Technology Coordinator.