Luis Henry Vazquez is a Program Analyst with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.
Luis began his professional career as an image scientist with Lockheed Martin supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Image Quality and Utility division. After a few years supporting DoD projects, Luis converted to become a federal employee supporting the very same office as a systems engineer. He is a systems engineer/project manager/image scientist who has worked on, and managed teams focused on each stage of the system engineering lifecycle, from conceptual development to the decommissioning of remote sensing technologies.
Luis joined the USGS in 2022 as a program analyst for the Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center. In this position he will be providing guidance and knowledge on establishing agreements and be the center liaison in establishing and maintaining technical and research agreements. He will also develop recommendations to improve center efficiency, operational effectiveness, and improve center communications channels.
2022 – Current: Program Analyst, USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center, Reston, VA
2011 – 2021: Lead Systems Engineer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA, Image Quality and Utility, Springfield, VA
2008 – 2011: Image Scientist, The SI Corp, Lockheed Martin, Reston, VA
Education and Certifications
M.M.S. in Military Studies from the Marine Corps University – Command and Staff College
M.S. in Systems Engineering from George Washington University
B.S. in Imaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology
A.A.S. Optical Systems Technology from Monroe Community College
Affiliations and Memberships*
Present Member, Project Management Institute (PMI): Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government