NGA Advisory Working Group (NAWG)

The NAWG will bring industry and academia together to advise, recommend, and promote actionable ideas to improve NGA’s acquisition processes. NAWG charter goals include assessing procurement practices and furthering the agency mission and industry health as well as drive a more efficient procurement culture between NGA and industry.

Contact the NAWG Co-Chairs Jim Kwolek and Skip Maselli at for questions about the group.

Upcoming Meetings

Monthly Meeting

May 4, 3 p.m.
USGIF Headquarters, Herndon, VA

NAWG meetings are typically held the first Thursday of each month at the USGIF headquarters. Please check the USGIF events calendar for upcoming meetings.

NAWG/NAIAWG Joint Session

June 5, 1-2 p.m.
GEOINT 2017 Symposium, San Antonio, Texas

Join USGIF’s NGA and NRO Industry Advisory Working Groups as they discuss how changes in the government-industry business model and the move to cloud will affect the industry base and future acquisitions. Bringing industry and government expertise together, the NGA and NRO IAWGs work to improve acquisition through pragmatic, actionable ideas. Topics will include findings of a Mock Acquisition Panel, make-buy criteria for COTS vs GOTS procurement, and a pending course on Software Business 101.

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Past Events

May 16, 2016

GEOINT 2016 NGA Advisory Working Group/NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group Discussion

March 9, 2016

Meeting Presentation

Feb. 4, 2016

Meeting Presentation

Jan. 7, 2016

Meeting Presentation

Meeting Notes

Dec. 3, 2015

Meeting Presentation

Working Group Assignments

Nov. 5, 2015

Meeting presentation

Working Group Status – Nov 2015

NAWG Survey

Sept. 24, 2015

The NGA Advisory Working Group (NAWG) held their kickoff meeting Sept. 24.
At this meeting, the co-chairs introduced its objectives and mission and work with the group to prioritize areas of interest.
Meeting presentation & notes

About the Working Group

The NAWG will provide a collaborative, vendor/integrator-agnostic venue that is strategic and objective. It will offer options and tradeoffs as well as emphasize speed and pragmatism. The group will periodically schedule out-briefings with NGA. U.S. government participation is encouraged for the initial meeting. However, government personnel will not participate in drafting briefings but rather will be asked to act as observers, provide feedback, and be available to receive out-briefings.

USGIF will serve as the convening organization for this effort and will contribute meeting space, logistics support, and communications channels. To achieve success, the working group requires consistent participation from USGIF Members. Participants are expected to bring best practices, lead discussions, and conduct follow-up reporting. Participation is voluntary and uncompensated. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the current and future procurement environment within NGA and the U.S. government.

NAWG Charter

NAWG Goals & Objectives

NAWG Template

Co-chairs: Jim Kwolek and Skip Maselli

For more information, please contact the working group chairs at