Michael D. Nedd Acting Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management Michael D. (Mike) Nedd is the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Prior to this appointment he served as Assistant Director for the BLM’s Energy, Minerals & Realty Management Directorate. In this capacity he provided vision and leadership for developing and implementing programmatic policies, guidance, oversight, and human and fiscal resources for the BLM’s renewable energy, fluid and solid minerals, lands and realty, and cadastral survey programs. In addition to these roles Mike has held numerous leadership positions within the BLM, including State Director, Associate State Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Deputy Assistant Director. Prior to joining BLM, Mike worked for the National Park Service, the State of South Carolina and several private organizations. He also spent more than eight years on active duty in the U.S. military as an officer and enlisted soldier, in several highly specialized units. Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Information and Systems Management from Strayer University. He has also earned undergraduate degrees in Information and Systems Management and Business Administration. As Acting Director Mike oversees the nation’s largest natural resources organization, with responsibility for more than ten percent of the land in the United States and one-third of the country’s minerals. The BLM has nearly 10,000 employees and an annual budget of $1.3 billion.