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Robert Cardillo to Aim for Open, Collaborative Initiatives as Next NGA Chief

Robert Cardillo
Robert Cardillo

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s next director will face the need to ensure that NGA keeps an open dialogue with industry to address technical GEOINT challenges, says A.J. Clark, president of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology.

Clark writes in a C4ISR & Networks article that Robert Cardillo is due to start his leadership at the agency this fall and will bring more than three-decades of experience working in the U.S. intelligence community to his new position.

Cardillo will have responsibility for implementing the 2018 Future State Vision strategy that his predecessor, Letitia Long, introduced to provide a roadmap for multi-INT integration across the community, according to Clark’s article.

He will join NGA as the agency works to improve its technology capabilities through the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise program.

Clark described Cardillo as a future NGA leader who will help the agency deliver its mission with an open and a cooperative approach.

“There is an excitement for all the intelligence community in the current changes and advances, and especially the opportunities for additional forward-thinking technologies and IC integrations at the NGA with Cardillo’s arrival,” Clark stated.

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