Tonya P. Wilkerson, Deputy Director
Tonya P. Wilkerson
Speeches & Remarks
May 22, 2023 - Remarks as prepared for Vice Adm. Frank Whitworth , Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for 2023 USGIF GEOINT Symposium
April 25, 2022 - Top takeaways from the NGA Director’s speech at GEOINT 2022
April 6, 2022 - Testimony for the Record before the US House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Tonya P. Wilkerson serves as the ninth Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Ms. Wilkerson brings a wealth of knowledge and over three decades of experience across the Intelligence Community, including leadership skills, experience across multiple mission areas, and deep expertise in the space sector.
From February to November 2021, Ms. Wilkerson served as the Associate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Science and Technology/Strategy. She also held many prominent positions within the National Reconnaissance Office spanning a range of activities, including research and development, acquisitions, and operations. Ms. Wilkerson served as a change management leader within the NRO during a time of significant and complex structural transition.
Ms. Wilkerson held simultaneous leadership roles in the NRO and CIA’s Directorate of Science & Technology. She successfully leveraged her technical skills, combined with her background in space operations, to enhance technical capabilities within the DS&T.
Ms. Wilkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University.