Christopher (Chris) Vaughan

Chris Vaughan serves as the geospatial information officer for FEMA. In this role, he has led organizational change, established an integrated geospatial workforce across the agency, and is advancing innovative technologies within the emergency management community.

Since joining FEMA in 2010, Chris has provided crisis-decision support for hundreds of incidents ranging from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and pandemics. For COVID-19, Chris was appointed as the FEMA co-director for the Data and Analytics Task Force (DATF). In this role, he supported the delivery of advanced modeling, technology, and analysis related to pandemic response operations.

Mr. Vaughan has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Lee University. He is a graduate of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program as well as Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program.

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