San Antonio, Texas, – The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced The Honorable James R. Clapper Jr. as the 2007 recipient of the USGIF Lifetime Achievement Award.
Clapper, the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, was recognized during the USGIF Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Banquet held at the conclusion of the GEOINT 2007 Symposium for his lifelong dedication to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.
“I congratulate, on behalf of the USGIF, our Membership and our Board of Directors, the commitment and achievements of General Clapper to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft,” said K. Stuart Shea, USGIF President and Chairman of the Board. “The USGIF Awards Program exists to recognize the outstanding contributions to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft, and General Clapper is without a doubt most deserving of this acknowledgment.”
Having served more than 32 years in the U.S. Air Force as well as a storied career in the private sector, Clapper has been a strong advocate of geospatial products to support national security even before he was named the first civilian director of the National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency.
Recently confirmed as the second undersecretary of defense for intelligence following a brief return to industry, Clapper has served as a consultant and advisor to Congress and the Departments of Defense and Energy as well as a variety of panels, boards and commissions.
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation is a nonstock, not-for-profit 501©(3)corporation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission is the development and application of geospatial intelligence data to address national security objectives.