Ms. Schnarre is the Associate Director for Capabilities, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). In this capacity, she is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the agency and implementing that strategy. She provides oversight, synchronization, guidance, and development of NGA, National System for Geospatial Intelligence, and Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence strategic direction, future resource programming, capabilities planning and acquisition, innovation, research, and the adoption of new technologies supporting GEOINT requirements.
In her prior position, Ms. Schnarre was the Deputy Associate Director for Operations where she assisted in leading the collective efforts of military, government civilian, and contractors executing mission and operations for NGA across the Intelligence Community (IC), DoD, alliances, and partnerships.
Previously, Ms. Schnarre held multiple positions in NGA’s Analysis Directorate, leading geospatial-intelligence analytic capabilities and resources, modernizing NGA’s analytic efforts and providing strategic leadership to the NGA Support Teams (NSTs) at the COCOMs, Service Intelligence Centers, Federal Agencies, and Intelligence agencies.
Joining the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) in 1986, Ms. Schnarre began her career as an imagery analyst. She subsequently moved into management and after September 11, 2001, she established National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s (NIMA) Terrorism Task Force. Within NIMA’s newly established Office of Counterterrorism, Ms. Schnarre expanded GEOINT counterterrorism efforts in areas such as full motion video analysis and direct support to CT operations. She represented NIMA in the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and the 9/11 Commission.
As Director of Talent Management in NGA’s Human Development Directorate, Ms. Schnarre advanced recruitment and career development programs and established career services at NGA. Prior positions included the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence College and Deputy Director of Corporate Communications, the office responsible for congressional liaison, public affairs, internal and external communications, and agency history.
Ms. Schnarre joined the Senior Intelligence Service in 2005 when she was dual-hatted as the National GEOINT Officer for Counterterrorism and the Deputy Chief of the NGA Support Team at CIA. Follow-on assignments in the Analysis and Production Directorate included Director of the Office of Targeting and Transnational Issues and Director, Office of Eurasia-Africa.