National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

2010 - 2015

Materials presented in chronological order.

K., Damien. "Medical Intelligence Relies on Teamwork." Pathfinder (Mar.-Apr. 2010). []

This article in the unclassified NGA house organ discusses the work of the NGA Support Team (NST) with the DIA's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI). The author is chief of the NST at the NCMI.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. "NGA Awards EnhancedView Commercial Imagery Contract." Release Number 10-10. Washington, DC: Public Affairs Office, 6 Aug. 2010. []

On 6 August 2010, NGA "awarded contracts for the EnhancedView commercial imagery program. DigitalGlobe Inc. of Longmont, Colo., received an award for $3.5 billion and GeoEye Imagery Collection Systems Inc. of Dulles, Va., an award for $3.8 billion. The period of performance for the contracts is 10 years if all options are exercised.... EnhancedView provides greater access, priority tasking and improved capability and capacity to government customers from the next series of U.S. commercial imagery satellites."

Censer, Marjorie. "Letitia A. Long Becomes First Female Director of NGA." Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2010, A15. []

On 9 August 2010, "Letitia A. Long became the first woman to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency in the Department of Defense ... when she took over the directorship of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.... Long, formerly the deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, takes over NGA from Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett, who had run the organization for four years." NGA press release 10-11, "NGA Welcomes New Agency Director," 9 Aug. 2010 is available at:

Fulghum, David A. "More Secrets of Bin Laden Raid Are Revealed." Aviation Week, 1 Sep. 2011. []

NGA DirectorLetitia Long said on 31 August 2011 at a Washington meeting for Women in Defense that Osama bin Laden's "compound in Pakistan and a safe flight route to the site and back for helicopters were identified with mapping and imagery data fused" by NGA.

Committee on the Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council. Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence. Washington, DC: National Academy  of  Sciences, 2013.

This report analyzes the geospatial intelligence workforce in 10 areas..., including 5 core areas ... and 5 emerging areas.... The availability of expertise in these areas was assessed using education and labor statistics collected from government sources. Gaps in expertise relative to NGA's needs were identified by comparing the statistics to information on NGA's current scientist and analyst positions and published assessments of demand for geospatial occupations."

McElhatton, Jim. "Lawsuit Details Alleged Waste at Intel Agency." Federal Times, 4 Jun. 2013. []

According to court records, the NGA Inspector General "is investigating a whistle-blower's complaints about fraud and waste atop the agency, including details of a 2011 'Family Day' event with clowns, dunk tanks and ponies that cost more than a quarter million dollars." The "probe began after a former [Raytheon Technical Services] contract employee said she was fired last year after raising concerns about, among other things, the lease of new Cadillac for NGA's director, Letitia Long, and potential transit card abuse among hundreds of employees, court records show."

Long, Letitia A. "Activity Based Intellgence: Understanding the Unknown." Intelligencer 20, no. 2 (Fall-Winter 2013): 7-15.

The NGA director argues for the adoption of ABI throughout the Intelligence Community.

Leopold, George. "Cardillo to Replace Letitia Long as Head of NGA." Defense Systems, 2 Jun. 2014. []

The Defense Department announced on 2 June 2014 that Robert Cardillo will replace Letitia Long as NGA Director in October 2014. Cardillo has been seving as Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, ODNI.  

Hoffman, Mary-Louise. "CIA Vet Susan Gordon to Join NGA as Deputy Director." ExecutiveGov, 7 Nov. 2014. []

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced on 6 November 2014 that "Susan Gordon, director at the CIA information operations center, has been appointed to serve as the next [NGA] deputy director." She "succeeds Mike Rodrigue, who will retire on Dec. 31."

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