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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 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 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 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.”