Click the links below to listen to each Geointeresting podcast episode.
Episode 31 (6/24/2019): A conversation with NGA Research Director - Today on the podcast you will hear from two women in NGA’s Research directorate — one running the research and development portfolio for NGA and a scientist discovering the latest in hyperspectral signatures. NGA’s Director of Research Cindy Daniell and research scientist Jennifer Durdall might be at different stages of their career but are strong advocates for women in the STEM field.
Episode 29 (6/15/2018): Civil applications of intelligence data - How NGA supports disaster relief and more - Space-based GEOINT capabilities help provide U.S. defense officials and policymakers understanding of adversaries and world events. But the user base for these capabilities goes far beyond the military and intelligence community.
Episode 28 (4/4/2018): NGA & NASA Map the Moon - Listen up as NGA Historian Gary Weir, Ph.D., NGA alumnus Al Anderson and NASA lunar geologist Noah Petro, Ph.D. talk about the nation's journey to land a man on the moon, and how far lunar reconnaissance has come since then.
Episode 27 (3/5/2018): NGA's Olympic Legacy - Learn more about NGA's support to the Olympics and other special events - and make sure to stay tuned in after our analysts talk - you'll want to hear the inspiring story of NGA's own Helen Stephens - Olympic athlete and then, librarian at NGA predecessor organization, the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center in St. Louis.
Episode 26 (11/20/2017): Director of Intelligence, United States Marine Corps, Brig. Gen. Dmitri Henry - Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, sits down with Geointeresting to discuss national security, cyberwarfare and leadership from his perspective and experience; Henry is the Marine Corps’ top intelligence official whose career spans 36 years.
Episode 25 (10/31/2017): Ghost stories at the Arsenal - The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's 2nd Street campus in St. Louis is headquarters to the majority of NGA West employees. And some say there are other ... inhabitants roaming the halls.
Episode 22 (6/15/2017): NGA LGBT members talk intersectionality across communities - June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. At NGA, team members constantly intersect - comparing work notes across the team, relaying information across the agency and discussing what they did over the weekend. A successful workplace relies on multiple identities interconnecting positively and productively to ensure mission success.
Episode 18 (1/12/2017): Mapping the Arctic - Paul Morin, director of the Polar Geospatial Center at University of Minnesota, talked with Geointeresting about the advances in mapping the Arctic and Alaska through the creation of digital elevation models, and with the help of NGA and the National Science Foundation.
Episode 16 (11/17/2016): Mapmaking behind the Iron Curtain - Alex Kent, Ph.D., professor of cartography and geographic information at Canterbury Christ Church University, and John Davies, a lifelong map lover and collector, recently sat down with NGA’s Geointeresting podcast team to talk about Cold War-era Soviet mapmaking and its impact on modern-day cartography.
Episode 09 (6/1/2016): Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook - Cook was previously a correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where he covered Congress, the White House , the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve. Now for the Department of Defense he conducts daily press conferences and frequently uses information from NGA to keep the public informed.
Episode 06 (9/21/2015): Sue Shumate - NGA's talent acquisition lead, to help demystify the intelligence community's recruiting process and talk about some of the open jobs at NGA.
Episode 05 (9/11/2015): Cleo Loi & Steven Tingay - Ms. Cleo Loi and Professor Steven Tingay discuss the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) — a radio telescope located in the Western Australian desert — and Loi’s discovery of the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth.
Episode 04 (6/24/2015): Justin Poole & Carter Christopher - Mr. Justin Poole is the Director of NGA’s Xperience Directorate, where he is charged with enhancing the user’s experience through online, on-demand GEOINT services that provide access to content, expertise, and applications. Dr. Carter Christopher is currently part of the Core Leadership Team of the GEOINT Services Initiative – responsible for developing and executing the agency’s GEOINT Services Strategy.
Episode 03 (6/22/2015): Chris Rasmussen - Chris Rasmussen drove the initiative that made NGA the first intelligence agency to open source software on GitHub and place apps into iTunes and Google Play.
Episode 02 (5/20/2015): Ben Balter - Ben Balter is the Government Evangelist at GitHub — the world’s largest software development network — where he leads the efforts to encourage adoption of open source philosophies, making all levels of government better, one repository at a time.
Episode 01 (4/23/2015): Mark Anderson - Mark Anderson is the founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service newsletter, long a must-read for industry leaders and venture capitalists, and founder, chair and host of Future in Review, an annual gathering for tech leaders, investors, and policymakers The Economist called “the best technology conference in the world.”