NGA employee presented with Penn State award at GEOINT Symposium

TAMPA — Bryan Goltry of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Analysis Directorate received Pennsylvania State University’s Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award April 15 here at the GEOINT Symposium.

The award, named in honor of Murphy, a Medal of Honor recipient and Penn State alumnus, recognizes achievement by a graduate student serving in the intelligence community or in the U.S. armed forces.

Goltry’s geospatial research was an exceptional contribution to helping education better serve the geospatial intelligence community, said Todd S. Bacastow, Ph.D., professor of practice for geospatial intelligence at Penn State’s John A. Dutton e-Education Institute and who nominated Goltry.

“Bryan’s depth of knowledge and insights helped to break new ground in the understanding of the relationship between analytics products, individual skills and the fundamentals that organize space,” said Bacastow.

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