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Letitia Long: NGA Makes Intell Data More Transparent

Letitia "Tish" Long
Letitia “Tish” Long

Letitia Long, outgoing director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, said the organization has been able to share unclassified geospatial information to support domestic and international missions, FCW reported Wednesday.

“We do our best to lay out the options, lay out the possibilities, what might occur, what could occur,” Long told an audience at a Sept. 18 forum with other intelligence agency leaders.

Sean Lyngaas writes Long is the first female to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency and set to retire from government service next month after a more than 30-year career.

She considers last year’s furloughs resulting from the government shutdown as “the lowest point not only of my tenure as director [but of] my entire federal career,” according to FCW.

Long told the publication in a recent interview that she wants to focus on initiatives to develop leaders as well as engage more women in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the future.

“We are not yet represented in the senior ranks across the intelligence community relative to our representation in the community,” she added, according to the report.

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