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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 »

Gen UV image.jpgMaj. Gen. Linda R. Urrutia-Varhall, Director of Operations

Maj Gen Linda R. Urrutia-Varhall is the Director of Operations at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Virginia.
General Urrutia-Varhall was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Following her initial assignments at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., she was selected to participate in the Professional Military Graduate Intelligence Program in Washington, D.C. After completion, she was the first Air Force representative to the National Military Intelligence Center. Her service at the Pentagon included executive support duty to three Secretaries of Defense and as an international politico-military affairs officer on the Somalia Task Force. Read More »


Anthony Vinci, Ph.D., Director of Plans and Programs

Anthony Vinci, Ph.D., is the Director of Plans and Programs at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He is an executive, technology entrepreneur and intelligence officer focused on developing new technologies and approaches to solve emerging, global challenges.

As Director of Plans and Programs, he is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the agency and implementing that strategy. Dr. Vinci's responsibilities include managing the budget, acquisitions, portfolios, technology and R&D of the agency. In support of the director, his mission is to lead NGA into the next generation of geospatial intelligence.

Dr. Vinci is the founder and former CEO of Findyr, a revolutionary
technology company which crowdsources data collection from users in over 100 countries. Previously, he was on the executive management team at a company which specialized in machine learning for remote sensing, technology advisor to a private equity firm, and a management consultant at a global consulting firm serving commercial businesses and government entities focused on implementing change. Read More »

gardweiss.jpgDustin Gard-Weiss, Associate Director for Functional Management and Director of the GEOINT Enterprise Office

Dustin Gard-Weiss is currently the Associate Director for Functional Management and Director of the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Enterprise Office at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), positions he has held since October 2015. He is charged with executing GEOINT Functional Management on behalf of Director, NGA, as the GEOINT Functional Manager and DoD GEOINT Manager, and is responsible for leading and overseeing the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). Read More »


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