Geospatial Preparedness for Emergency Managers
The Interagency Geospatial Preparedness Team (IGPT)

Susan W. Kalweit
IGPT Chief
Office of National Preparedness
Federal Emergency Management Agency

March 19, 2003

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IGPT Chief

Ms. Susan Kalweit is currently detailed from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. At FEMA she is leading the Interagency Geospatial Preparedness Team (IGPT). The aim of the IGPT is to develop, in one year's time, a strategy for underpinning our nation's preparedness for all hazards emergencies through a geospatial information network. Ms. Kalweit had previously been the Deputy Chief of the North America and Homeland Security division at NIMA.

Ms. Kalweit is a 17-year employee of NIMA. She began her career as an imagery analyst addressing national security concerns in the former Soviet Union and China. Over the course of her career she has been involved in advanced technology research and development, partnerships with industry, and developing strategies supporting NIMA's transformation in Geospatial Intelligence.

Ms. Kalweit's education includes an MS degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; an MS degree in Information Management Systems from Marymount University; and an AB degree from Duke University in Political Science. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two children ages 10 and five.