Paul M Young

Paul M. Young is currently the Director of the USGS National Civil Applications Center.  The NCAC analyzes remote sensing image data from the Intelligence and Defense Communities to meet the USGS science mission, provides remote sensing data to the USGS, other Department of the Interior bureaus, and other Federal Civil agencies, and facilitates the Civil Applications Committee.

Biography

Paul M. Young is currently the Director of the USGS National Civil Applications Center.  The NCAC analyzes remote sensing image data from the Intelligence and Defense Communities to meet the USGS science mission, provides remote sensing data to the USGS, other Department of the Interior bureaus, and other Federal Civil agencies, and facilitates the Civil Applications Committee. 

Prior to this position Paul served as the Deputy Associate Director of the Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health Mission Areas, Regional Chief Scientist for the USGS Eastern Region, Science Advisor for Information Management to the USGS Director, and the USGS Liaison to the Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Water and Science.  His early career at USGS included compiling topographic and geologic maps and developing new computer systems used for map digitizing, image analysis, and geographic information systems.  He currently teaches in the USGS Leadership Program.

The Department of the Interior awarded him its Superior Service Award in 1995 and the Meritorious Service Award in 2013.  

Paul is a member of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society where he served for 6 years as the Secretary-Treasurer.  For twenty years he has taught continuing education and graduate level courses at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University.

Paul graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography/Cartography and from the University of Maryland with a Masters of Arts degree in Geography.