Paul Exter

Mr. Exter serves as the USGS Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and works to assure all USGS offices are integrated into the mission and vision of the Bureau.


Mr. Exter is the USGS Chief Technology Officer (CTO).   As the USGS Chief Technology Officer Paul oversees the operation of all information technology systems and networks supporting USGS bureau-wide computing and Information Technology.   Paul works in the Office of Enterprise Information and reports directly to the USGS Associate CIO.  Before joining the OEI, Mr. Exter held various position in the Water Resource Discipline (WRD), including Eastern Region, Regional Computer Specialist.  Paul was also the Lead Supervisory Information Technology Specialist in the Maryland Water Science Center. Paul also servered as the Co-Chair for the DOI Chief Technology Officers Council. Mr. Exter holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Geography from Towson University, in Maryland.  Paul also holds various Microsoft Certified Engineer certifications.