Rob Zitz, a 31-year veteran of the intelligence community, is a the deputy director of Mission Support for the National Reconnaissance Office, which serves as the intelligence community’s chief satellite agency.
He also serves as the director’s senior adviser for Geospatial Intelligence, and he directs the efforts of all the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NGA engineers and scientists embedded within NRO.
From 2007 to 2009, Zitz served as the deputy associate director of the United States Secret Service, where he guided modernization efforts at the agency.
Before that, Zitz was deputy undersecretary of preparedness at the Department of Homeland Security, where he managed 1800 employees and oversaw $3 billion dollars in programs. He guided DHS’ preparedness work including infrastructure protection and cybersecurity.
While at DHS, Zitz co-chaired the the department’s Geospatial, Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Executive Committee, known as GPEC,
In the early part of the decade, Zitz led research and development efforts at NGA, where led the agency’s multi-intelligence fusion approach.