NGA Director Addresses Changes in the Intelligence Community at USGIF’s 2005 Speaker Series Kickoff

NGA Director Addresses Changes in the Intelligence Community at USGIF’s 2005 Speaker Series Kickoff

April 11, 2005

OAK HILL, Va. – The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) kicked off its 2005 Speaker Series recently with a USGIF members’lunch featuring Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper, USAF (Ret.), director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Gen. Clapper spoke to USGIF members in a packed room of the Army-Navy Club in Washington, addressing the state of transformation at NGA and in other parts of the U.S. intelligence community.

“Our key objectives at NGA involve convergence, technology insertion, and more clearly operationalizing the GEOINT function manager role,” said Gen. Clapper. “For us, transformation is about more efficiently and effectively processing data from disparate collection sources, deploying the best technologies in ways that deliver the greatest value to our various customers, and solidifying policies that will govern the GEOINT tradecraft in the future.”

Gen. Clapper also addressed broader intelligence community transformation issues including collaboration advances and security philosophies. He spent a major portion of his time answering questions from the engaged audience.

“Gen. Clapper’s insights provided our members with a substantive and enjoyable start to our planned events for the year,” said Steve Jacques, vice president, operations, USGIF. “We are privileged to continue to benefit professionally from his service to our nation and tradecraft.”

The members’ lunch featuring Gen. Clapper was the first event this year in the USGIF Speaker Series, which will include educational seminars, networking opportunities, distinguished guest lunches/dinners, and more. The next event is scheduled for April 15, with special guest and other details to be announced shortly.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation is a Virginia-based nonstock, not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academic and professional organizations and individuals who share a mission focus around the development and application of geospatial intelligence data and geo-processing resources to address national security objectives. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.usgif.org.

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