Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Learn More About EGMO

EGMO helps USDA organizations use geospatial technologies to achieve their missions.


The EGMO works closely with agency executives, program directors, GIS practitioners, and external partners to:

  • Identify operational best practices, which may be elevated and reused as enterprise solutions
  • Define and resolve gaps in geospatial capacity and competency
  • Manage geospatial portfolio decisions to reduce duplication, redundancy, and obsolesce
  • Create scalable geospatial pilot products and services to foster rapid adoption of new technologies  

Overall Capabilities

The EGMO offers customer capabilities in the following:

  • Developing geospatial thinking decision-making tools for executives and program managers
  • Optimizing Geographic Information System (GIS) programs and process
  • Improving use and value of limited resources
  • Creating pilots and prototypes to demonstrate value proposition of GIS

The Enterprise Geospatial Management Office (EGMO) provides leadership for strategy, planning, and operational capabilities