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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

Chinese Economic Cooperation with the Taliban: An Assessment of Progress

This report evaluates the progress of five commercial projects central to Sino-Taliban economic cooperation. GDIL finds modest progress in Chinese-backed mining and oil projects and limited progress in industrial and road projects. The industrial and road projects have been accompanied by significant disconnects between publicized claims and on-the-ground progress.

“Friendshoring” and securing access to critical minerals and industries are a defining point in U.S.-China competition. With the arrival of the Taliban in Kabul, there is much media speculation on the potential for the Taliban to go all-in on... 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.

NGA Director Whitworth Delivers Keynote at 2024 GEOINT Symposium

NGA's Director Whitworth delivered the keynote speech for the 2024 GEOINT Symposium held in Kissimmee, Florida. The theme of the conference — Essential in All Dimensions and Domains — allowed the director, on the first day of the Symposium, to discuss meeting the needs of warfighters and decision makers at speed and scale, the agency’s assessment of and investment in commercial analytic services, the way forward for GEOINT artificial intelligence and NGA’s role in space.

Click here  to read the remarks as prepared. 

(Photo courtesy of GEOINT Symposium)

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