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November 24, 2015 5:24 PM ET


Company Overview of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Company Overview

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides geospatial information, maps, and images to the United States Department of Defense. The organization’s products include Pathfinder and Raster Roam that allow the user to download images, maps, and digital elevation data. Additionally, it provides geographical databases, cartographical data, nautical publications, historical charts, and Central Intelligence Agency maps. The organization caters to aeronautical, marine, and national security agencies. NGA, formerly known as National Imagery and Mapping Agency, was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in St. Louis, Missouri.

4600 Sangamore Road

Bethesda, MD 20816-5003

United States

Founded in 1996



Key Executives for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Deputy Director
Age: 59
Chief Information Officer
Business Executive
Technical Executive
Military Executive
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Key Developments

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and DigitalGlobe Open Source Toolkit to Harness the Power of Collaborative Mapping

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and DigitalGlobe have partnered to release an open source software toolkit designed to harness the power of crowdsourced mapping for Geospatial Big Data Analytics. The open source project Hootenanny provides a scalable processing engine and interactive editing interface to enable rapid conflation of map features generated from satellite imagery, UAVs, and mobile devices. In less than a decade crowdsourced mapping communities like OpenStreetMap have attracted over 2.5 million volunteers who have digitized more than 130 million buildings and 1.3 million miles of roads. Countless other organizations and individuals are using satellite imagery and other methods to capture the geometry and metadata of roads, buildings, and points of interest. To create high-quality maps and enable analytic functions like routing, suitability analysis, or predictive modeling it is important to unify multiple sources to create the best available database.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Announces Management Appointments, Effective February 15, 2015

Douglas McGovern has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) at the U.S. Department of Defense, effective on Feb. 15, 2015. McGovern succeeds David White, who was re-assigned as the NGA’s first Fellow to the recently-created Intelligence and National Security Foundation, the radio station said. Also at NGA, David Bottom has been appointed as the Director of the agency’s Leader Development Program. Bottom was most recently the Director of the IT Service Division.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Announces Change of Deputy Director

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced that Susan M. Gordon will become deputy director upon the retirement of Mike Rodrigue, current NGA deputy director. In her most recent position as director of the CIA's information operations center she was responsible for transforming espionage through cyber by blending human and technical solutions to produce high-impact intelligence in support of national security interests. Gordon will replace Rodrigue, who will retire December 31, 2014.

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