Tim Kern


Tim Kern is the Engineering Branch Chief with the USGS Water Mission Area Enterprise Technology Office. After graduate school Kern worked as a semiconductor process engineer, section head in charge of high energy plasma processes, and computer engineer on Department of the Interior projects. Kern became Information Science Branch Chief at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center in 2013 and moved to the Enterprise Technology Office (ETO) in 2018. The ETO Engineering Branch currently provides software architecture, design, and development support to Water Mission Area priorities including:

  • NWIS Modernization
  • Water Prediction Work Program (2WP)
  • and, Next Generation Water Observing System (NGWOS).