Haven't posted in a while - not because there's nothing newsworthy, but rather because there's been too much going on...
At any rate, one of the larger pieces of news I've been sitting on is that EPA's Geospatial Information Officer Brenda Smith has left the agency for other pursuits. I had the pleasure of working with Brenda quite a bit over the last six months, as we have been developing the agency's Geospatial Data, Metadata and Services Architecture. Brenda had great vision and helped to consolidate a number of efforts, and toward steering the agency toward SOA and some of the geospatial direction coming from OMB.
Currently word is that EPA is looking to replace her with someone from the outside - and hopefully Wendy Blake-Coleman and our team can help get the new GIO back up to speed without much loss of momentum.
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