Jeff Sloan has worked in many areas of cartography, GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing in the U.S. Federal Government for the past 30 years including work at the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Homeland Security and the Dept. of the Interior. He has utilized unmanned aircraft systems since the USGS National Project Office was established in 2008. He earned degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and graduate work in Geographic Information Systems at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.