Mr. Gallagher is the Associate Director for the Core Science Systems Mission Area and oversees the USGS National Land Imaging Program, the National Geospatial Program, the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, and the Science Synthesis, Analysis, and Research Program. His executive responsibilities cover notable projects such as the Landsat satellite, land change science, The National Map, geologic mapping for the Nation, geological and geophysical data preservation, high performance computing, the USGS Library, and a variety of tool and databases to support biodiversity and conservation science.
Career History and Highlights
From 2002-2010, Mr. Gallagher served as the USGS Chief Information officer and Chief Technology Officer where he oversaw the operation of information technology systems and networks supporting bureau wide computing and telecommunications.
Before joining the USGS, Mr. Gallagher held a number of information technology and management positions at various Federal agencies, including Chief of the Operations Division of the U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center, and Software Developer with the Department of the Navy and Naval Research Laboratory.
Mr. Gallagher holds a master's degree in information systems from Syracuse University, a Chief Information Officer Certificate from the National Defense University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from James Madison University. He has also completed the Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University.