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Branch of Geodata Examination and Validation

Our Mission

The mission of the Branch of Geodata Examination and Validation is to facilitate the modernization of data resource communication and interface to prompt collaboration amongst programs and improve workflows throughout Indian Country in support of the Bureau of Indian Affairs mission and objectives, and to support the sharing of geospatial information and data resources among offices, programs, field offices and Tribes to promote informed decision making.

Who We Serve

The Branch of Geodata Examination and Validation (GDEV) seeks to enhance collaboration and sharing of geospatial information and data resources among offices, programs, field offices and Tribes to promote a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-wide management approach to inform and enhance priority initiatives, natural resource management and efficient use of BIA resources.

GDEV provides services internally to BIA divisions, Tribal governments, and local BIA agencies that use geographic information systems (GIS) and the internal Trust Asset and Accounting Management System (TAAMS) to fulfill their mission.

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About the Branch of Geodata Examination and Validation

GDEV was created in 2022 and currently has 8 staff members with additional positions currently being classified and advertised. GIS professionals can search for open positions at USAJobs.gov.

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