National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Welcome to the official page for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, intelligence professionals and first responders.

04/05/2021

Ichesia Veal’s favorite memory while working at NGA was being invited to speak at the Centers of Academic Excellence meeting with #HBCU students. She believes in not only helping her country, but also her community and future generations to come. Learn more about Ichesia’s story, and take a step in your own journey by applying for one of our open positions: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/index.html #BuildYourCareer #MyWaytoNGA

2021 marks a major milestone for NGA – we are celebrating our 25th anniversary! Since 1996, the National Imagery and Map...
04/01/2021

2021 marks a major milestone for NGA – we are celebrating our 25th anniversary! Since 1996, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency – now NGA – has been showing the way.

“Ultimately, in bringing together our nation’s most capable imagery and geospatial assets, NIMA impacted security across the globe.” – Vice Adm. Robert Sharp

Take a deeper look at NGA’s legacy with the latest from Trajectory Magazine: https://trajectorymagazine.com/25-years-of-showing-the-way/ #25YearsofShowingtheWay

Welcome, governor! Yesterday, NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp showed Missouri Governor Mike Parson around the constr...
03/31/2021

Welcome, governor! Yesterday, NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp showed Missouri Governor Mike Parson around the construction site of NGA's new campus in North St. Louis, thanked him for his support of the project and discussed NGA’s collaborations with the geospatial community in the St. Louis region. In the 16 months since Gov. Parson was at the site for groundbreaking, construction has continued on-schedule for a 2025 move-in, despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. #STLmade

03/29/2021

NGA is continuing the celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth by highlighting trailblazing women in our field. NGA salutes Irene Fischer - a female STEM pioneer with a quest for understanding the size and shape of the Earth.

#DYK esteemed mathematician Dr. Gladys West's important work with programming and calculations helped invent Global Posi...
03/24/2021

#DYK esteemed mathematician Dr. Gladys West's important work with programming and calculations helped invent Global Positioning System (GPS)? Her vital contributions at the U.S. Navy Weapons Laboratory also led to critical discoveries in space.

In 2018, the Virginia Senate passed a joint resolution formally commending West for her trailblazing career in mathematics and technology. NGA salutes West and her amazing accomplishments.
#ShowTheWay ##WomensHistoryMonth #WomanCrushWednesday

#OTD 10 years ago, a devastating 9.0 earthquake shook the Japanese mainland producing a deadly tsunami that wreaked havo...
03/12/2021

#OTD 10 years ago, a devastating 9.0 earthquake shook the Japanese mainland producing a deadly tsunami that wreaked havoc on the island nation. Some of the waves that tore into the eastern coast rose as high as 40 feet, causing destruction for hundreds of miles north and south of the epicenter.
Within hours of the tragedy, NGA organized a team to help manage the crisis and quickly began responding to urgent requests for GEOINT products from all levels of government. NGA used the full breadth of its analytical and technical capabilities – quickly assessing damage to the Fukushima nuclear reactors, roads, bridges, rail lines, power generation, dams, ports and airports. These assessments helped provide the framework for the U.S. government’s response, titled Operation Tomodachi – translated as “Operation Friendship.” NGA remembers all the lives lost in this crisis, and remain committed to helping our partners.

Legendary oceanographer and visionary, Mary Sears, was a Navy lieutenant in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency S...
03/10/2021

Legendary oceanographer and visionary, Mary Sears, was a Navy lieutenant in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES. In 1943, she was appointed head of the Navy Hydrographic Office’s new Oceanographic Unit. Her many contributions to marine research and naval oceanography during the war, earned her the Johannes Schmidt medal in 1946. Mary Sears’ pioneering endeavors in oceanography continue to this day at NGA.
#IntelligenceCareers #ShowTheWay #WomenInStem #WomensHistoryMonth #WomanCrushWednesday

NGA joins the world in celebrating #InternationalWomensDay and salutes the hard work and determination of all women who ...
03/08/2021

NGA joins the world in celebrating #InternationalWomensDay and salutes the hard work and determination of all women who have made an impact on our mission and our planet. 🌏#Womenshistorymonth

NGA Deputy Director Dr. Stacey Dixon talked with the National Security Institute at George Mason University about her ca...
03/04/2021

NGA Deputy Director Dr. Stacey Dixon talked with the National Security Institute at George Mason University about her career path from academia to the Intelligence Community. Among other exciting topics, she highlighted how her STEM background has helped her along the way and what she has learned as a leader. Listen to her story in the latest episode of the Iron Butterfly #podcast » https://lnkd.in/dWnqkN5 #STEM #careerjourney #intelligencecommunity

It was an honor to host US Space Command Commander U.S. Army GEN James H. Dickinson at NGA’s Springfield, VA, headquarte...
03/02/2021

It was an honor to host US Space Command Commander U.S. Army GEN James H. Dickinson at NGA’s Springfield, VA, headquarters last week. These leaders had a great discussion on how NGA’s Moonshot – our framework for evolving our GEOINT capabilities – enhances our support to space operations through GEOINT tradecraft and training. #ShowtheWay #partners #knowyourmil

Joining Team NGA means we help you #buildyourcareer and invest in your future. Read about MaryAnne Tong’s journey as a c...
03/01/2021

Joining Team NGA means we help you #buildyourcareer and invest in your future. Read about MaryAnne Tong’s journey as a cartographer and learn now NGA helped transform her career » https://go.usa.gov/xs5mG #MyWaytoNGA #IntelligenceCareers #ShowTheWay #AmericanIndianCouncil #GIS

03/01/2021
Remembering Desert Storm 30 years later

30 years ago, the Gulf War ended following an effective ground campaign. NGA remembers all who served and sacrificed during Operation Desert Storm. Here's a look back at some of the contributions from NGA predecessor organizations - the Defense Mapping Agency and the National Photographic Interpretation Center. #GulfWar30 #WeRemember

#OnThisDay in 1991, the ground campaign of the Gulf War began as the final part of Operation Desert Storm. Following sev...
02/25/2021

#OnThisDay in 1991, the ground campaign of the Gulf War began as the final part of Operation Desert Storm. Following several weeks of the Desert Storm air campaign, Gen. Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf assessed that a ground campaign would effectively help coalition forces achieve their operational goals. Ultimately, the ground campaign was a tremendous success! Mapping and imagery intelligence, however, experienced shortfalls and created the need for a new way of utilizing these capabilities. That reimagined future was realized in October 1996 when Congress established the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, NGA’s predecessor organization. #GulfWar30 #remembrance

It was a pleasure welcoming Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today for a conversation about NGA’s mission ...
02/23/2021

It was a pleasure welcoming Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today for a conversation about NGA’s mission and Moonshot – our strategy for modernizing and adapting how we support the warfighter and protect our nation throughout the 21st century and beyond.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence and NGA leadership also discussed Team NGA’s remarkable display of resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has empowered us to reimagine our future within the Intelligence Community. #ShowtheWay

NGA is seeking innovative solutions that offer revolutionary changes to current GEOINT research methods in our latest Br...
02/18/2021

NGA is seeking innovative solutions that offer revolutionary changes to current GEOINT research methods in our latest Broad Agency Announcement. Learn more » https://go.usa.gov/xsbtN #AI #innovation

02/17/2021
Historical Influencer - Benjamin Banneker

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, NGA recognizes some of the leading lights in our field like Benjamin Banneker, a self-taught son of a freed slave who rose to prominence as a scientist, mathematician, astronomer, author and early-American geospatial pioneer. Watch our latest 'Historical Influencer' video to learn more:

02/17/2021
NIMA, NASA: Partnering to Map the Earth

21 years ago, NGA's predecessor - the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) - partnered with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration on a revolutionary mission – to provide the most high-resolution data of the Earth’s surface on a scale never achieved before. On Feb. 11, 2000, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
took flight on the space shuttle Endeavor and collected data on more than 80% of the planet’s surface over 11 days. Watch now to learn more about the fascinating story of the SRTM mission. #NGAinHistory

On this #PresidentsDay NGA takes a stroll down memory lane with two former presidents who showed the way for the future ...
02/15/2021

On this #PresidentsDay NGA takes a stroll down memory lane with two former presidents who showed the way for the future of GEOINT. Check out these Feb. 17, 1976 editorials on Lincoln and Washington » flic.kr/p/RX8uzw #showtheway

Do you know someone who has made a difference in the field of geospatial intelligence? We are now accepting nominations ...
02/10/2021

Do you know someone who has made a difference in the field of geospatial intelligence? We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 GEOINT Hall of Fame! Applications are due April 15.

Have you visited our Instagram page yet? If not, give @NGA_GEOINT a follow on Instagram to see NGA behind the scenes and...
02/09/2021

Have you visited our Instagram page yet? If not, give @NGA_GEOINT a follow on Instagram to see NGA behind the scenes and how we #ShowTheWay with geospatial intelligence! instagram.com/nga_geoint/

Listen to the Federal News Network podcast with NGA’s Michael Hales discussing the agency’s pilot program, Neurodiversit...
02/09/2021
PodcastOne.com: The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency takes workforce diversity in a new direction

Listen to the Federal News Network podcast with NGA’s Michael Hales discussing the agency’s pilot program, Neurodiversity, in collaboration with with MITREcorpand Melwood Recreation Center. This program will increase opportunities for neurodiverse individuals, including those on the autism spectrum. The six-month Neurodiversity Federal Workforce pilot program will place interns in geospatial and imagery analysis roles.

“NGA has seen and benefitted from the many abilities, gifts and talents of our neurodiverse workforce,” said Michael Hales, NGA Analysis Tradecraft and Technology’s deputy director. “We want to better support our existing neurodiverse workforce and continue to enhance our workforce by hiring world-class talent … Neurodiverse individuals bring world class talent to the private sector and we want to enable them to bring that to the public sector.”

Listen: https://www.podcastone.com/pg/jsp/widget/twitter_player_widget.jsp?episodeID=1d27bc0f-d51a-4efc-a00b-5b9bb9a41a5d&episodePlayerImage=/imagesproc/aHR0cHM6Ly9pbWcucG9kY2FzdG9uZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzLzExNDYvRkQxNTAwLmpwZw==_H_SW400.jpg

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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp inducted two NGA teammates into the United States Space Force at NGA’s Springfield, VA headquarte...
02/08/2021

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp inducted two NGA teammates into the United States Space Force at NGA’s Springfield, VA headquarters Feb. 5. Capts. Maxwell Hill and Jefferson Mitchell took the oath of office and joined 16,000 other USSF members, officially known as Guardians.

“This is an important step for our nation just given the strategic environment,” said Sharp. Congratulations Capt. Hill and Capt. Mitchell on showing the way and making history! #SemperSupra

“It’s important to break barriers…The little things we do right can have ripple effects not just in your life, but in ot...
02/04/2021

“It’s important to break barriers…The little things we do right can have ripple effects not just in your life, but in others’.”

All month long, NGA is celebrating Black History Month. We join the nation in highlighting the incredible stories of inspirational individuals who have broken barriers for a better tomorrow. 💪 Here is one of our favorite memories from retired U.S. Navy Adm. Michelle Howard's visit to our Springfield, VA headquarters where she talked about the power of doing something right. More » https://www.nga.mil/news/1607966093226_Vice_chief_of_naval_operations_The_little_things_w.html #BlackHistoryMonth

Grab your ☕+💻and go submit your resume - NGA is now accepting internship applications! Apply today » apply.intelligencec...
02/03/2021

Grab your ☕+💻and go submit your resume - NGA is now accepting internship applications! Apply today » apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-descriptio… #STEM #IntelligenceCareers #ShowTheWay #YourWaytoNGA

Continuing to remember the Gulf War’s impact on NGA’s legacy, here is a 📸 of a Tomahawk missile – a modernized computer-...
01/29/2021

Continuing to remember the Gulf War’s impact on NGA’s legacy, here is a 📸 of a Tomahawk missile – a modernized computer-guided missile. This innovative technology created slews of new data which increased challenges for imagery analysts already inundated with lots of data working around the clock to meet tight timelines. Desert Storm exposed areas within U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) still operating with Cold War technology and highlighted the need to innovate all mission sets, including imagery analysis. #GulfWar30 #flashbackfriday

01/25/2021
Show the Way - Diversity and Innovation

At NGA, we believe diversity fuels our mission. Together, Team NGA enhances the GEOINT tradecraft and protects our nation. 🌎 #BetterTogether #ShowtheWay #MondayMotivation

01/21/2021
My Way to NGA - Carlos Montenegro

Have you ever wondered how you could work at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency? And what it would be like to work here? Meet Florida International University alum, Carlos Montenegro -- an NGA employee whose career is filled with a wide range of experiences -- he even found himself in the White House Situation Room at one point! Watch the video below to find out more about Carlos and his experiences working for NGA. Interested in a career like his? Visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/index.html to view all available positions.

#DYK President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Photographic Interpretation Center 60 years ago? As the Col...
01/19/2021

#DYK President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Photographic Interpretation Center 60 years ago? As the Cold War heated in the 1950’s, the Iron Curtain generated many challenges for collecting intelligence. The success of the U-2 spy plane further highlighted the need for rapid photo interpretation. A joint report from 1960 recommended a new centralized office be created to unify photo exploitation capabilities across the intelligence community and President Dwight D. Eisenhower concurred when he signed National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 8, establishing NPIC – effective Jan. 18, 1961. #NGAinhistory #NPIC60

Today we join our nation in remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this national day of servic...
01/18/2021

Today we join our nation in remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this national day of service, we encourage all to volunteer to help make improvements to our communities. #MLKDay

#OTD in 1991, Operation Desert Storm began after UN deadlines for negotiating peace with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein exp...
01/17/2021

#OTD in 1991, Operation Desert Storm began after UN deadlines for negotiating peace with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein expired. After months of preparation, the U.S. led coalition forces in a massive air campaign to weaken Iraq’s military power. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf leaned on intelligence products to devise a strategy to cripple Iraq’s air force and deescalate tensions in the Middle East. Here’s a look at a DMA product used during the operation. #DesertStorm #NGAinHistory #WeRemember

Apply today! Jan. 17 is the deadline to apply for the NGA Accelerator, a collaboration between NGA,  Missouri Technology...
01/16/2021

Apply today! Jan. 17 is the deadline to apply for the NGA Accelerator, a collaboration between NGA, Missouri Technology Corporation and Capital Innovators. Up to eight startups will be selected to help answer geospatial-intelligence questions and advance GEOINT technology. Startups will have access to $100,000 in grant money, workspace, subject matter expertise and more to enhance the future of GEOINT. Apply today » https://capitalinnovators.com/nga-accelerator-program #innovation #showtheway

NGA recently kicked off a pilot program with MITREcorp and Melwood to increase opportunities for neurodiverse individual...
01/13/2021

NGA recently kicked off a pilot program with MITREcorp and Melwood to increase opportunities for neurodiverse individuals, including those on the autism spectrum. The six-month Neurodiversity Federal Workforce pilot program will place interns in geospatial and imagery analysis roles.

“NGA mission success is contingent on a world-class workforce with a wide diversity of opinions and expertise,” said NGA Deputy Director Dr. Stacey Dixon. “Neurodiverse talent can bring new perspectives to the NGA workforce and make important contributions to the mission.”

Learn more about the NFW pilot program » https://go.usa.gov/xAEmK
#diversity #newyearnewjob #neurodiverse

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