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Episode 23 (7/3/2017): Vint Cerf - Innovator, risk taker, Internet Pioneer - ​Vint Cerf, one of the “fathers of the Internet” discusses his role in its creation and the impact it has had on the world.
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 20 (5/1/2017) and Episode 21 (5/15/2017): One NGA employee's journey from political refugee to U.S. civil servant (Part One) - Christine Staley, an assistant inspector general for audit at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, describes her experience as one of the estimated 700,000 'boat people' who escaped Vietnam in the 1970s.
 

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Episode 23 (7/3/2017): Vint Cerf - Innovator, risk taker, Internet Pioneer - ​Vint Cerf, one of the “fathers of the Internet” discusses his role in its creation and the impact it has had on the world.
 
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 21 (5/15/2017): One NGA employee's journey from political refugee to U.S. civil servant (Part Two) - After escaping Vietnam, and surviving six days and six nights on a tiny boat, Christine Staley and her family arrive in the Philippines.
 
Episode 20 (5/1/2017): One NGA employee's journey from political refugee to U.S. civil servant (Part One) - Christine Staley, an assistant inspector general for audit at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, describes her experience as one of the estimated 700,000 'boat people' who escaped Vietnam in the 1970s.
 
Episode 19 (2/7/2017): Journalist, author Yudhijit Bhattacharjee on a little known tale of espionage - Recently, author and journalist Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, visited NGA's Springfield, Virginia, campus and told the story of Brian Regan, a former signals intelligence officer who stole over 20,000 pieces of classified information.
 
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 17 (12/14/2016): Dayton Peace Accords -This episode of Geointeresting celebrates the work done by the Defense Mapping Agency, an NGA legacy organization, during the Dayton Peace Accords.
 
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 15 (10/28/2016): U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, commander U.S. Transportation Command - At NGA's distinguished speaker series, McDew spoke about leadership and the importance of thanking colleagues for their work.
 
*Episode 14 (6/20/2016): A historical look at Matthew Maury, pathfinder of the seas - Former "Navy Times" Managing Editor John Grady visited the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency earlier this year to discuss a 19th-century pioneer in the study of ocean and modern navigational techniques, Matthew Fontaine Maury.
 
Episode 13 (9/1/2016): What is it like to be an intern at NGA? - Geointeresting sits down with two National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency interns from this past summer to discuss their unique experiences as interns in the intelligence community.
 
Episode 12 (8/26/2016): Agency leaders reflect on Women's Equality DayNGA Deputy Director Sue Gordon and NGA’s Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. “UV” Linda Urrutia-Varhall, sat down with the agency’s Geointeresting podcast to talk about women's equality, leadership and some of their personal experiences.
 
Episode 11 (7/20/2016): How the intelligence community is combating wildlife trafficking - Geointeresting talks to Terry Ford, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Intelligence Manager - Africa, and Dr. Odean Serrano, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, intelligence community lead for combating wildlife trafficking.
 
Episode 10 (6/1/2016): Former director of the CIA and NSA, Michael V. Hayden - In this podcast, Gen. Hayden discusses innovation, leadership and transparency in the intelligence community.
 
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 08 (1/15/2016): Jack O'Connor, author of "NPIC: Seeing the Secrets and Growing the Leaders" - Listen to learn about the National Photographic Interpretation Center culture, the day-to-day lives of imagery analysts, and about the leaders who helped mold the NGA legacy organization and whose leadership values are still followed, today.
 
*Episode 07 (10/15/2015): Lt. Gen Russel L. Honore & Adm. Thad Allen - Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré and U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen led response and recovery operations for Hurrican Katrina and Rita.
 
Episode 06 (9/21/2015): Sue ShumateNGA'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.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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