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About National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

If you're lost, the NGA can probably get you where you need to go. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the US government agency that delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, military service members, intelligence professionals and first responders. It is part of the Department of Defense to fulfill the president's national securities priorities to protect the nation. The NGA's data is used to enable rapid decision-making on the battlefield, help resolve international disputes, aid in disaster relief efforts, develop safer airways, and more.

Operations

NGA enables critical actions and shapes decisions that impact the world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). 

NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president's national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners' future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them. 

NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships.

Geographic Reach

In addition to its Northern Virginia headquarters, the NGA has major offices in Arnold and St. Louis, Missouri. It has employees across more than 100 locations in the US, some 20 international locations, and at US military, diplomatic, and allied locations worldwide.

Sales and Marketing

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency does does not sell perform services to the public. The products and services are available that can be obtained by the public through the following Aeronautical Charts and Publications, CIA Maps and Pubilications Available to the General Public, Custom Media Team, Declassified Satellite Imagery, Falcon view, Historical Maps and Charts, Maritime Safety and Products and Services and World Magnetic Model.

Strategy

In 2020, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced the formation of a new geospatial accelerator with Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), based in St. Louis. The accelerator, anticipated to launch in early 2021, is a vehicle to drive connections between NGA employees and industry, furthering the collective geospatial efforts in the region.

Accelerator participants will develop products for NGA mission needs as outlined in the NGA Technology Strategy, in support of NGA's foundation GEOINT function. Foundation GEOINT is the data, products and services describing the physical and cultural characteristics of Earth and space. Foundation GEOINT supports intelligence, defense, civil and commercial needs.

Company Background

In 1996  by combining America's most advance imagery and geospatial assests and the efforts of the country's mapping and imagery analysis efforts, creating the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. It changed its name in 2003 to the NGA.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

7500 Geoint Dr
Springfield, VA 22150-7500
Phone: 1 (571) 557-5400

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Director, Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management: Mary M. Irvin
Chief Information Officer: Robert H. Laurine
COO: Ellen E. McCarthy
Employees (This Location): 500
Employees (All Locations): 8,500

Major Office Locations

Springfield, VA