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NGA, NRO Establish Joint Activity to Explore Commercial GEOINT Tools for Intell Community

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office have created a joint activity to help both agencies identify and access emerging commercial geospatial intelligence tools. NGA said Friday the Commercial GEOINT Activity is scheduled to begin operations by Sept. 30 and will work to develop strategies to integrate platforms that NGA and NRO can use. “The …

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USAF Vet Robert Brock Named 1st Director for UAS in Kansas

Robert Brock, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, has joined the Kansas Transportation Department as that agency’s first unmanned aircraft systems director, The Wichita Eagle reported Tuesday. Jerry Siebenmark writes the 22-year Air Force veteran previously held responsibilities for intelligence and special operations units that use drones. Brock will work to …

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NARA’s John Fitzpatrick Joins National Security Council as Info Security Mgmt Senior Director

John Fitzpatrick, formerly director of the information security oversight office at the National Archives and Records Administration, has been named senior director for records access and information security management at the White House’s National Security Council, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Aaron Boyd writes Fitzpatrick will lead the National Industrial Security …

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CIA Vet Doug Wise to Join DIA as Deputy Director

Doug Wise, a veteran of leadership and operational roles at the CIA, will join the Defense Intelligence Agency as deputy director to succeed the retiring David Shedd. Wise will fully assume the new role in September following a transition period in August, DIA said Tuesday. “I had the privilege of working alongside …

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NRO’s Kristina Harrington Sees Acquisition System Keeping Gov’t Behind Private Sector in Cyber Capabilities

Kristina Harrington, signals intelligence directorate chief at the National Reconnaissance Office, has said that the U.S. government needs to overcome hurdles in the acquisition process so it catch up with the private sector in cyber capabilities, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes that her statements echoed those of Col. Dean …

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Profile: Gemma Berdahl, CIA Procurement Executive

Gemma Berdahl serves as procurement executive at the CIA, where she is responsible for that agency’s acquisition system. Berdahl leads a team of contracting employees in helping CIA components such as the National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence process procurements. She most …

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Mike Vickers: U.S. Has New Spy Satellites, Biggest Advance in 30 Years

Mike Vickers, undersecretary of Defense for intelligence said that the National Reconnaissance Office has new spy satellites that are “the most significant change to our overhead architecture in at least three decades.” He added  that the satellites offer “a truly integrated system of systems for the first time.” According to a Pentagon …

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