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Executive Board

The Executive Board (EB) is chartered to lead and oversee the wildland fire information and technology program and suite of investments. The EB provides information and recommendations to the Forest Service and Interior investment review boards regarding strategies, policies, and investments for interagency wildland fire investments. The Executive board represents and advocates for the interests, requirements, and priorities of Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT), including infrastructure and services necessary to conduct wildland fire business. Within parameters established by the investment review boards, the executive board may approve strategies, policies, and investments for interagency wildland fire investments.

Membership

  • Kim Thorsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary Public Safety, Resources, and the Environment, Department of the Interior
  • Jim Hubbard, Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service
  • Jim Douglas, Director, Office of Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior
  • Tom Harbour, Director, Fire and Aviation Management, USDA Forest Service
  • Cam Sholly, Interior Fire Executive Council
  • Janine Valasco, Deputies Operating Group, Department of the Interior
  • Arthur Blazer, Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources and the Environment, Department of Agriculture
  • Jim Pena, National Forest System, USDA Forest Service
  • John Gebhard, WFIT Program Board or Richard del Heirro, WFIT Program Board

Advisors to the WFIT Executive Board

  • Bernard Mazer, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
  • Doug Nash, Chief Information Officer, USDA Forest Service
  • John Phipps,  Senior Advisor , USDA Forest Service
  • Laura Hill, WFIT Project Manager, USDA Forest Service
  • Christopher Markle, WFIT Project Manager, Department of the Interior
  • William Kaage, WFIT MAB Chair, National Park Service Branch Chief Wildland Fire
  • Bob Baird, USDA Forest Service Deputy Director, Fire and Aviation Management
  • Mike Barrowcliff, Resource Information Management Representative, USDA Forest Service

Meeting Calendar

The Executive Board meets the fourth Friday of every odd month, depending on members' availability.

Meeting Notes

WFIT Executive Board Meetings
Date Agenda Notes Briefing Materials
September 27, 2013 Meeting Agenda (PDF, 445 KB) Meeting Notes Not Available Yet Briefing Slides (PDF, 1.5 MB)
June 14, 2013 Meeting Agenda (PDF, 447 KB) Meeting Notes Not Available Yet Briefing Slides (PDF, 1.4 MB)
March 22, 2013 Meeting Agenda (PDF, 435 KB) Meeting Notes Not Available Yet Briefing Slides (PDF, 442 KB)

DRAFT Wildland Fire Information and Technology Project Plan (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Technical Architecture Objectives (PDF, 7.4 MB)

Last modified: Monday, 10-Apr-2017 12:49:40 CDT