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The Art of Lunar Mapping: How Patricia Bridges Airbrushed Americans’ Path to the Moon

About NGA

NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation.

The agency is headquarted in Springfield, Virginia with two major locations in St. Louis, Missouri and Arnold, Missouri. Approximately 14,500 civilian, military and contractor employees work across more than 100 locations in the United States and 20 international locations serving on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world. Read more...

Work at NGA

When you want more than a job, you want a mission. Whether you’re analyzing data or conducting imagery analysis or providing mission support, a career with the NGA helps protect our nation and our world.

NGA has three primary locations in Springfield, Virginia, St. Louis, Missouri and Arnold, Missouri as well as opportunities to serve across the globe. You can learn more about NGA's locations here

Learn more about NGA's open opportunities, the career service options, the hiring process and the benefits of working with NGA. Learn More...

NGA's Tearline

NGA sponsors, a congressionally supported publication platform that features unclassified geospatial intelligence from academic and non-profit contributors using open research and commercial imagery. The project supplies open-source intelligence to grow authoritative reports for NGA, federal partner agencies, and general public usage to support and assist in the agency's mission.

The Latest from Tearline

North Korea's Political Prison Camp, Kwan-li-so No. 18

Although North Korea officially announced the closure of Kwan-li-so No. 18 in 2006, commercial satellite imagery analysis indicates that the camp has not been completely razed. Imagery analysis further indicates that the remaining facility, whether officially designated as such or not, is a large and active detention facility.

The Kwan-li-so No. 18 area remains active and is well-maintained, as indicated by numerous agricultural, light industrial, and mining activities...Read More 

Moonshot Labs

Moonshot Labs is a cross-agency asset with an initiatives approach to measuring success and accountability. Opened in July 2021, NGA’s Moonshot Labs is an unclassified innovation hub and collider space for NGA, its partners and customers to meet, create, collaborate, and innovate. Moonshot Labs offers a preview of the unprecedented collaborative environment to come at the agency’s St. Louis campus when it opens in 2025. Read more... 

NGA Products & Services

Visit the Products and Services page for Maritime Safety Products and Services, Publications and Digital Products, Historical Maps and Charts, Small Business Resources and more.

Vice Admiral Whitworth, NGA Director, Delivers Speech at 2024 Esri User Conference

NGA's Director Whitworth delivered a speech for the 2024 Esri User Conference held in San Diego, California.

The theme of the conference, GIS - Uniting Our World, allowed the director to discuss NGA's efforts in GEOINT AI, Geodesy and Climate Security.

NGA can support all three areas, and by default GIS, by improving our predictions, warnings and repsonses for humanitarian assistance and disaster response. 

Read the full remarks as prepared .

The Future NGA St. Louis