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Job Title
Physical Scientist
NASA Langley Research Center, Science Directorate
Program Role
Associate Program Manager, Disasters


David Borges serves as Associate Program Manager of the NASA Earth Applied Sciences Program Disasters program area. He is a physical scientist with the Science Directorate at NASA's Langley Research Center. The Disasters program area applies insights from Earth science to address disaster risk reduction on a global scale.

He also supports the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Systems Engineering Office (SEO). The SEO provides systems engineering leadership and support to CEOS through technical and management services and the development of tools for societal benefit.

David is Co-Chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Working Group. The GEO DRR WG was established to develop and implement a coherent and cross-cutting approach to advance the use of Earth observations to support national DRR and resilience efforts.

He represents NASA as a member of multiple international working groups to include the United Nations Office for Disasters Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

Before joining NASA, David worked in the private sector, supporting a variety of clients, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Army National Guard (ARNG). He provided project management and geospatial analytics solutions to a variety of disaster-related issues.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Science and is actively pursuing a Master of Science degree in Data Science from Old Dominion University. He is a GISCI Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).