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The Strategic Sciences Group (SSG) is co-led by the Science Advisor to the National Park Service Director and the U.S. Geological Survey Associate Director for Natural Hazards. In addition, a small staff is assigned responsibility to build, direct, and manage activities. Currently, SSG staff includes a Staff Scientist and an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow.

Dr. Gary Machlis
Co-Leader, DOI Strategic Sciences Group 
Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service   

Dr. David Applegate
Co-Leader, DOI Strategic Sciences Group 
Associate Director for Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Kris Ludwig
Staff Scientist, Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Kiza Gates
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

Send inquires to:

ssg@ios.doi.gov