Tim Newman, National Land Imaging Program Coordinator, USGS

Tim serves as the Program Coordinator for the $100 million per year USGS National Land Imaging (NLI) Program, which develops and operates the Landsat satellites and provides the Nation’s portal to the largest civil archive of remotely sensed land data in the world. As Program Coordinator, Tim is responsible for the NLI-related activities of nearly 150 Federal Government personnel and 300 contractor staff at six locations across the Nation, including the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Tim’s USGS headquarters office is responsible for providing program policy, oversight and guidance, formulating and executing budgets, interfacing with senior Administration and Congressional staff, building international earth observation partnerships, interacting with the aerospace and remote sensing industries, and overseeing the development of remote sensing science and applications. Before he came to the USGS, Tim served in the U.S. Air Force in a variety of space-related activities, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.