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.

Co-Chairs: Jim Kwolek and Skip Maselli

Contact the NAWG at for questions about the group.

Monthly Meetings

NAWG meetings are typically held the first Tuesday of each month at the USGIF headquarters.

Upcoming Events

Reverse Industry Day

Nov. 19
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
NGA Campus East, Springfield, VA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) & USGIF’s NGA Advisory Working Group (NAWG) will host a Reverse Industry Day event on Monday, Nov. 19. The Reverse Industry Day is a continuing engagement with USGIF to provide NGA government employees a unique opportunity to engage the industrial base to foster procurement and acquisition culture through bilateral discussions. Participation in this event requires USGIF individual or organizational membership.

The NAWG is currently seeking panelists to participate in the Reverse Industry Day. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 19. Registration for the event will open to members-only in the coming weeks.

Click here for details regarding the panel format, topics, how to apply, and whom to contact with any questions.

Past Meeting Information

Aug. 7, 2018

Meeting Notes

June 5, 2018

Meeting Notes

Industry List of ‘Top 10’ Topics & Issues

May 1, 2018

Meeting Notes

April 3, 2018

Meeting Notes

March 1, 2018

Meeting 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