Thomas (Tod) Dabolt

Chief Data Officer and Geospatial Information Officer 


Thomas (Tod) Dabolt,
Chief Data Officer and Geospatial Information Officer​

Tod Dabolt has served 23 years in the federal government. Mr. Dabolt joined DOI in 2016 as the Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) and was named the Department’s Chief Data Officer (CDO) in 2019. As CDO he’s helping the Department transparently answer tomorrow’s questions today while opening up DOI’s data to the next generation.

Tod started his career working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initially bringing geospatial expertise to the Nation’s water quality monitoring and assessment program and later the entire EPA water program.  In these roles he partnered with state and federal agencies enhancing information based public policy decision making.  Prior to EPA, he contributed to the Nature Conservancy’s conservation design efforts in Colorado.

In 2005, Mr. Dabolt created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water’s Information Management Project Management Office (PMO) in which he served as its Director. In this position, Mr. Dabolt managed the development of all IT projects for the Office of Water, as well as, supported enterprise solutions including geospatial. He is adept at  building bridges and finding solutions between members of the IT and geospatial communities and program leaders.  

He is located in Washington, D.C. and brings a wealth of experience.

Mr. Dabolt earned his master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University and his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Plattsburgh.

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