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NGA Hosts GEOINT Research Grant Competition

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced it is hosting a research competition under the NGA Academic Research Program. The agency said Friday it will provide academic grants each valued at $200,000 yearly for eligible geospatial intelligence researchers in nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, university research centers and hospitals. The NARP effort seeks to …

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Reps. Mac Thornberry, Adam Smith Initiate 2019 NDAA Draft

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and ranking member Adam Smith (D-Washington) have introduced a “by request” bill to begin drafting a fiscal 2019 defense policy bill. The committee said Friday the effort marks the first step to craft the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which will include proposals from the Defense …

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David Bowdich Named FBI Deputy Director, Paul Abbate to Serve as Associate Deputy Director

David Bowdich, formerly associate deputy director of the FBI, has succeeded Andrew McCabe as the bureau’s no. 2 official. FBI said Friday Bowdich has managed its personnel, budget, infrastructure and inspection and insider threat programs over the past two years. He previously served as assistant director for the Los Angeles Field Office and before …

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NGA Appoints Brett Markham as West Executive, Operations Deputy Associate Director

Brett Markham, director of analytic operations at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s analysis directorate, has been named west executive and deputy associate director for operations at NGA. He will represent the agency leadership at its St. Louis, Missouri, campuses as west executive and oversee the agency’s operations, defense and reconnaissance offices as deputy …

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