This study uses the NASA RECOVER DSS project as a case study for socioeconomic impact analysis and assessment for the development of objective and defensible science. The RECOVER project was designed as a post-wildfire decision support system that brings together in a single application all the information necessary to support development of Bureau of Land Management Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) plans and US Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) plans. To accomplish this, RECOVER makes extensive use of earth observing satellite system imagery and derived products (NDVI, dNBR, LANDFIRE, etc.). RECOVER provides a framework for exploratory and crosscutting research on the integration of socioeconomic impacts into more traditional Applied Science Program projects. This crosscutting project is transdisciplinary as the Co-PIs are from the policy sciences, ecology, and geospatial sciences, and computer/information sciences. This study will follow Measuring Socioeconomic Impacts of Earth Observations Primer as a framework to quantify the socioeconomic impact that RECOVER has had up through the 2016 fire season (retrospective analysis) and will project potential future impacts (prospective analysis).