NGA Names Mark Munsell as New CTO

Mark Munsell, the deputy director of the CIO and Information Technology Services Directorate at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been promoted to the chief technology officer role at the agency. He will lead the agency’s efforts to modernize its technologies and attract IT talent, NGA said Tuesday. Munsell said he's aiming for NGA to become “fast, flexible and continuously improving” as it seeks innovation in geospatial intelligence. 

In 2006, he returned to NGA after establishing Internet Marine and Aviation Planning Services providing flight and maritime planning services for individuals, industry and government customers. He first entered NGA in 1996 to lead the agency’s aeronautical production systems updates. Munsell is a recipient of the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his work in software engineering for the U.S. nautical charting production system. He also received the Presidential Rank Award and NGA’s Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.

As he assumes the CTO role, Munsell will keep his CIO-T deputy director position.

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