Dr. David Alexander
Chief Geospatial Scientist, FLOOD APEX Program Manager
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology First Responders Group
Mr. Alexander’s career in the geospatial information field spans more than 3 decades. He assumed responsibility for the DHS Geospatial Management Office in 2012 after having spent 4 years in senior leadership roles with the DHS OCIO. He has practical experience at the local, state, federal, and private sectors levels including serving as the Deputy Chief for FEMA Enterprise Geospatial Services, Chief of Digital Cartography for the State of South Carolina providing leadership to support statewide geospatial public safety and emergency management activities, and private sector corporate experience. Mr. Alexander has lead several national initiatives including the Homeland Security Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS), the DHS Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII), the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data Working Group (HIFLD), the US Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop Service Locator system supported under grant to the State of Minnesota, technical lead for the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Operations Center’s Response technologies program, and administered the Statewide E-911, Legislative redistricting, and health and demographic mapping programs at the State of South Carolina. Mr. Alexander holds several advanced degrees encompassing History, Geography, and Business Management.