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Robert Cardillo, Director

Robert Cardillo is the sixth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Mr. Cardillo leads and directs NGA under the authorities of the Secretary of Defense and Director of National Intelligence. He became NGA’s director on Oct. 3, 2014.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Cardillo served as the first Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, from 2010 to 2014. In addition, he served as the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Deputy Director for Analysis, DIA, from 2006 to 2010. In the summer of 2009, Mr. Cardillo served as the Acting J2, a first for a civilian, in support of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Before he moved to DIA, Mr. Cardillo led Analysis and Production as well as Source Operations and Management at NGA from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Cardillo’s leadership assignments at NGA also included Congressional Affairs, Public Affairs, and Corporate Relations. Read More »

Susan Gordon, Deputy Director

Susan (Sue) Gordon became the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) sixth Deputy Director on Jan. 1, 2015 after more than 25 years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency. As deputy director of NGA, she assists the director in leading the agency and in managing the National System of Geospatial Intelligence.

Ms. Gordon previously served concurrently as Director of the CIA’s Information Operations Center and as the CIA Director’s senior advisor on cyber. She was responsible for fully integrating advanced cyber capabilities into all of CIA’s mission areas, while protecting against the cyber threat to the CIA’s information, operations and officers.

Sue began her career with the CIA in 1980 as an analyst in the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research in the Directorate of Intelligence, responsible for technical analysis of foreign space and missile systems. She later held several engineering development positions in the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology, working both national systems and new concepts before moving into a succession of analytic and technical management positions.
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​​Ed Mornston, Chief of Staff

Mr. Ed Mornston serves as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Chief of Staff. In this role, he is a member of NGA’s executive leadership team and its third ranking officer responsible for daily agency operations. Mr. Mornston oversees the Agency's executive support staff, administrative services, logistics, personnel security, human resources, employee training and development, corporate communications, and congressional engagement.
Previously, Mr. Mornston was the Director of the Human Development Directorate, where he managed the Agency's workforce planning, talent management, human relations operations, training and education, and leader development activities.  Additionally, he was the chair of the Human Capital Management Board and the head of the Human Capital Career Service.
Mr. Mornston also served as Director, NGA-Denver, at the Aerospace Data Facility – Colorado. This multi-agency intelligence operations center brings together mission partners from across the US Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and our allies, to produce integrated outcomes for a wide variety of customers. Read More »

Misty Tullar, Director of Plans and Programs

Ms. Misty Tullar serves as the Director of Plans and Programs of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. As a member of NGA's command leadership team, she provides oversight for the execution and development of strategic direction, policy, guidance, and planning. She also guides the development and management of future capabilities and technologies supporting GEOINT requirements and provides oversight to NGA Portfolio Managers to ensure agency-wide integration in support of strategic goals.

Prior to this assignment, Tullar was the agency's Chief Financial Executive, where she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Financial Management (FM) Directorate to include planning, organizing, directing and implementing program evaluation, budgeting, financial management, cost analysis, manpower, management analysis, and financial reporting activities. Ms. Tullar joined the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in August 2011. From August 2011 to July 2012, Ms. Tullar served as the Deputy Chief Financial Executive/Comptroller. Prior to August 2011, Ms. Tullar served as Director, Military Intelligence Program Resources, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSDI). Read More »

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