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  • Organizational Chart 1

    Office of Director 2

    Management Operations Branch 4

    Administrative / Personnel 4

    Sales Section 6

    Information Technology Services Branch 11

    Imagery and IT Acquisition Branch 14

    Contracting Section 14

    Inspection Section 17

    Geospatial Services Branch 20

    Digital Section 23

    Photo / Imaging Branch 26

    Technical Support 27

    Black and White Photography Section 27

    Color Photography Section 29


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  • The Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) Strategic Plan of 2004 committed to providing Digital and Conven- tional Aerial Imagery. As the official distribution point for FSA compressed county ortho mosaics and the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP), hundreds of local, state and federal agency cus- tomers have contributed to and utilized our NAIP imagery, while APFO continues to pro- vide conventional Image Photography to meet customer requirements. APFO implemented the USDA Geospatial Data Gateway, a web based ordering system allowing users to download NAIP and CLU data stored at APFO’s Geospatial Data Warehouse (GDW). The Gateway is expected to greatly facilitate the delivery of NAIP and CLU to producers and the general public reducing the burden on staff in Service Centers and at APFO who would otherwise meet customer requirements manually. The implementation is a joint effort between APFO, NRCS Information Technology Center in Fort Collins, CO, and the NRCS National Cartographic and Geospatial Center in Fort Worth, TX. During FY 04, APFO formed the Rapid Deployment of New Products (RDNP) Team to develop procedures for the delivery of the Common Land Unit (CLU) and NAIP imagery. With the assistance of the ArcGIS training and APFO IT Section, processes have been created for coverage, producing, and quality checks. Current RDNP production includes;

    • 3,853 - 1 meter Color/Color Infrared Quarter Quads • 3,522 - 2 meter Color/Color Infrared Quarter Quads • 159 - Compressed County Mosaics • 717 - 1 meter NRCS Color Quarter Quads for Contracting • Total Dollar Value - $58,290.00

    The RDNP Team has made recommendations for consideration in the redesigning of the APFO website ordering process. CLU current workload is being prepared for delivery. The RDNP Team attended the 2004 ESRI Conference, manning the FSA booth, network- ing with current and potential users.

    OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR Ronald B. Nicholls, Director [email protected]

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  • “Matt”

    Defending the United States in the war against terror in Qatar and Iraq, APFO Cartographic Tech- nician Matthew McElreath has definitely had a busy FY04, The employees of APFO join his wife, anxiously awaiting his return. In appreciation for Matt and his fellow comrades, APFO sent 4th of July greetings consisting of over 700 lbs of snacks and Holiday goodies. Arriving shortly after a helicopter had crashed sending the pilot to the hospital in Germany for recovery, many said the surprise arrival of packages couldn’t have happened at a better time as moral was low.

    APFO Director Ronald B. Nicholls with Matthew

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  • Management Operations Branch ADMINISTRATION PERSONNEL SALES Kenneth W. Koehler, Branch Chief [email protected]

    To insure the Aerial Photography Field Office operates in an efficient, cost effective manner by providing resources necessary for the production of aerial imagery products. Procurement The Management Operations Branch Administrative Section provided maximum, practicable opportunities in acquisitions to small business, small disadvantaged business, and woman owned small business concerns.

    Procurement for much of APFO supplies and materials, training, and services (with the exception of flying contracts and IT) have been through the use of the USDA Government-Wide Commercial Purchase Card.

    General Administrative Accomplishments

    • Implementation of STAR Web for Time and Attendance • Installation of new shipping system allowing a much improved and

    streamlined process, better cost recovery and customer tracking and notification

    • Completion of the IT Contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan • Participated in the Presidents Management initiatives as it pertains to

    work load / work management and Performance Based Results Human Resources Working closely with Kansas City Administrative Office (KCAO), APFO’s Human Resources provided a comprehensive program of personnel services to the APFO employees. Statistics for FY FY04 include;

    • Personnel Actions Processed - 17 • Training Requests - 84 • QSI’s - 15 • Performance Awards - 3 • Promotions - 4 • Resignations - 1 • Staff - 78 • Retirements - 2 • Spot Awards - 30

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  • FY 04 EEO / CR Accomplishments

    Aerial Photograp hy fiel d offic e


    Fy 2004 annu al report

    Hispanic Heritage Month 1. Salsa Contest 2. Awareness Banners Disability Awareness Month 1. Awareness Banners Adopt A Scholl Activities 1. Participation in School District Partner Salute 2. Support of Geospatial Information System (GIS) Day 3. Sixth Grade Class tour of APFO 4. Conducted School Supply Drives 5. Warm Clothing Drives 6. Month of a 1,000 Books Donation Nineteenth Annual Utah Women’s Conference 1. “Discovering the Diversity and Unity of Women” USDA Food Drive Multiple Sclerosis